How much does an Electrical Engineering Technician I make in the United States? The average Electrical Engineering Technician I salary in the United States is $53,119 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $46,662 and $59,847. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Electrical Engineering Technician I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Electrical Engineering Technician I Salary $40,783 US June 27, 2024
25th Percentile Electrical Engineering Technician I Salary $46,662 US June 27, 2024
50th Percentile Electrical Engineering Technician I Salary $53,119 US June 27, 2024
75th Percentile Electrical Engineering Technician I Salary $59,847 US June 27, 2024
90th Percentile Electrical Engineering Technician I Salary $65,972 US June 27, 2024
25% $46,662 10% $40,783 90% $65,972 75% $59,847 $53,119 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does an Electrical Engineering Technician I need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting is a form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processes on a machine or a system. It is a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem in order to solve it, and make the product or process operational again. Troubleshooting is needed to identify the symptoms. Determining the most likely cause is a process of elimination—eliminating potential causes of a problem. Finally, troubleshooting requires confirmation that the solution restores the product or process to its working state. In general, troubleshooting is the identification or diagnosis of "trouble" in the management flow of a system caused by a failure of some kind. The problem is initially described as symptoms of malfunction, and troubleshooting is the process of determining and remedying the causes of these symptoms. A system can be described in terms of its expected, desired or intended behavior (usually, for artificial systems, its purpose). Events or inputs to the system are expected to generate specific results or outputs. (For example, selecting the "print" option from various computer applications is intended to result in a hardcopy emerging from some specific device). Any unexpected or undesirable behavior is a symptom. Troubleshooting is the process of isolating the specific cause or causes of the symptom. Frequently the symptom is a failure of the product or process to produce any results. (Nothing was printed, for example). Corrective action can then be taken to prevent further failures of a similar kind.

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Pneumatics: Pneumatics (pronounced new-MATT-ix) is an aspect of physics and engineering that is concerned with using the energy in compressed gas to make something move or work.

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Transportation: Refers to the mode of travel used to get from home to work most frequently. The transportation are bus, train, aeroplane, ship, car, etc while the mode of transportation refers to road, air, sea/ocean, etc.

Troubleshooting 7.17%
Pneumatics 2.59%
Transportation 1.96%
Others 88.28%
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Job Description for Electrical Engineering Technician I

Electrical Engineering Technician I assists in installing and checking experimental and operational electrical machinery, equipment, circuitry, and components according to established procedures and specifications. Responsible for routine testing and/or maintenance of electrical systems and equipment. Being an Electrical Engineering Technician I documents daily operation activities and records tools and materials inventory. Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent. Additionally, Electrical Engineering Technician I typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Electrical Engineering Technician I possesses a moderate understanding of general aspects of the job. Works under the close direction of senior personnel in the functional area. May require 0-1 year of general work experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Electrical Engineering Technician I

A career path is a sequence of jobs that leads to your short- and long-term career goals. Some follow a linear career path within one field, while others change fields periodically to achieve career or personal goals.

For Electrical Engineering Technician I, the first career path typically starts with an Electric/Electronics Technician I position, and then progresses to Electric/Electronics Technician II.

Additionally, the second career path typically starts with an Electrical Engineering Technician II position, and then progresses to Electrical Engineering Technician III.

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Electrical Engineering Technician I salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Electrical Engineering Technician I, the highest Electrical Engineering Technician I salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Electrical Engineering Technician I salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Electrical Engineering Technician I salary is in Miami, FL, where the Electrical Engineering Technician I salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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