This credential provides students with the rare opportunity to work for a semester in Penn State's multimillion-dollar Nanofabrication Facility at University Park. Students work in a clean-room environment and gain experience with state-of-the-art tools used to produce the silicon devices that have an ever-expanding impact on the computer, communications, and electronics industries.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual salary for electrical and electronic engineering technicians were $56,040 in May 2010. The middle 50 percent earned between $43,470 and $67,110. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $34,070, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $81,290.
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||17,130||$27.01||$56,190|
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing||15,440||$25.02||$52,040|
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing||10,590||$25.32||$52,660|
|Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)||8,040||$37.11||$77,180|
|Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution||7,950||$29.87||$62,120|
*Statistics reported in May 2010