Technician (Electronic Engineering)
An Electronic Engineering Technician should be well versed in the inner workings of electronics because that is exactly what this type of job entails. Electronic engineer technicians are responsible for correcting problems in electronic components of items used for entertainment, communication, research, transport, and many other industrial applications.
- Starting salary: $45,000 P/A Senior salary: $105,000 P/A Average salary: $60,000 P/A Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer Employment level: 4,300 as of November 2011 (compared to 9,800 as of November 2000)
Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for a full time Electronic Engineering Technician is 37.2 hours
Employment by region:
The top three regions for employment as a Technician (Electronic Engineering) include:
- QLD: 29.0%
- VIC: 28.5%
- NSW: 20.9%
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Employment for Electronic Engineering Technicians has declined at a rate of 39% over the past 5 years and is expected to decline over the next 5 years.
Total employment over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time has declined by 3,800
Gender (including full time and part time)
The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
- Male Full Time: 94.6%
- Male Part Time: 2.3%
- Female Full Time: 0.5%
- Female Part Time: 2.6%
Working conditions for Electronic Engineer Technicians can vary greatly depending on the type of equipment that is built or repaired. Some technicians will work indoors or in homes to repair and install entertainment or office equipment, while others may work outdoors on job sites or in equipment garages to repair heavy machinery. While working hours are likely to be set by the employer, emergency calls may occur at all hours and on any day.