Catalog 2020-2021

Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Earnings

The median annual wage for electromechanical engineering technicians was $51,820 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $33,360, and the top 10 percent earned more than $76,590. In May 2012, the median annual wages for electromechanical engineering technicians in the top four industries in which those technicians worked were as follows:

  • $60,750 in scientific research and development services
  • $52,620 in architectural, engineering, and related services
  • $49,950 in navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing
  • $46,840 in semiconductor and other electronic components manufacturing

The median annual wage for environmental engineering technicians was $45,350 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,680, and the top 10 percent earned more than $76,560. In May 2012, the median annual wages for environmental engineering technicians in the top five industries in which these technicians worked were as follows:

  • $53,170 in local government excluding education and hospitals
  • $44,660 in engineering services
  • $43,100 in waste management and remediation services
  • $40,280 in management, scientific, and technical consulting services
  • $36,030 in testing laboratories

Sources:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 edition, Electromechanical Technicians, Environmental Engineering Technicians, and Mechanical Engineering Technicians.

O*Net Online. Nanotechnology Engineering Technicians.