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Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technician

What Does it Take to Be an Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technician?

Job Description: Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions.

  • Electrical Design Technician
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Programmable Logic Controller Programmer
  • Lighting Engineering Technician
  • Semiconductor Development Technician

Is There Job Demand for Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 137,000 jobs in the United States for Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technician. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 2% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 2,800 new jobs for Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technician by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 12,000 job openings in this field each year.

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The states with the most job growth for Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technician are Nevada, Utah, and Wisconsin. Watch out if you plan on working in Vermont, Kentucky, or Ohio. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Electrical or Electronics Engineering Technician Salary

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians make between $38,110 and $95,140 a year.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians who work in Alaska, District of Columbia, or Vermont, make the highest salaries.

How much do Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
Alabama $61,120
Alaska $82,770
Arizona $63,550
Arkansas $60,950
California $67,700
Colorado $71,860
Connecticut $65,630
Delaware $56,680
District of Columbia $83,330
Florida $58,500
Georgia $66,210
Hawaii $72,390
Idaho $57,290
Illinois $67,390
Indiana $62,730
Iowa $64,000
Kansas $65,270
Kentucky $61,880
Louisiana $54,980
Maine $63,380
Maryland $72,810
Massachusetts $66,350
Michigan $59,040
Minnesota $61,320
Mississippi $64,070
Missouri $60,650
Montana $67,370
Nebraska $59,220
Nevada $68,920
New Hampshire $59,160
New Jersey $68,740
New Mexico $64,650
New York $65,310
North Carolina $61,080
North Dakota $67,860
Ohio $61,040
Oklahoma $68,500
Oregon $64,220
Pennsylvania $56,240
Rhode Island $69,760
South Carolina $60,670
South Dakota $54,190
Tennessee $56,480
Texas $67,870
Utah $60,490
Vermont $83,540
Virginia $70,750
Washington $72,820
West Virginia $67,960
Wisconsin $54,290
Wyoming $74,500

Where Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians Are Employed

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The table below shows some of the most common industries where those employed in this career field work.

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