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Highest Paying States for Mechanical Engineering Technicians

The highest paying states for mechanical engineering technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of mechanical engineering technicians in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $81,060, Louisiana is the highest paying state for mechanical engineering technicians. It is followed by New Mexico (average annual salary $76,740). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of mechanical engineering technicians in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Louisiana
$81,060
$38,370 150
2 New Mexico
$76,740
$46,580 110
3 Maine
$75,280
$53,420 180
4 Connecticut
$73,300
$41,910 480
5 Hawaii
$70,440
$38,380 50
6 Colorado
$68,070
$41,970 500
7 Delaware
$65,900
$45,850 60
8 Nevada
$64,790
$41,030 200
9 Texas
$63,230
$32,660 4,210
10 Washington
$62,400
$38,080 980
11 California
$61,840
$38,710 3,720
12 Montana
$59,260
$42,730 30
13 Illinois
$58,320
$35,740 2,180
14 Nebraska
$58,220
$40,440 160
15 Alaska
$57,610
$39,450 60
16 Massachusetts
$57,590
$39,550 1,130
17 Maryland
$57,370
$33,530 670
18 Georgia
$57,300
$37,630 590
19 North Dakota
$56,740
$36,520 60
20 New York
$56,030
$36,230 1,580
21 New Jersey
$55,930
$34,180 350
22 Oklahoma
$55,910
$37,520 530
23 Rhode Island
$55,770
$42,000 40
24 Alabama
$54,750
$34,080 670
25 Minnesota
$54,620
$23,580 1,330
26 South Carolina
$54,550
$36,770 770
27 Ohio
$54,540
$37,300 2,350
28 New Hampshire
$54,480
$37,120 480
29 Pennsylvania
$54,340
$35,220 2,010
30 Michigan
$53,930
$32,770 4,910
31 Virginia
$53,820
$38,490 1,050
32 North Carolina
$53,810
$35,070 980
33 Utah
$53,430
$38,960 1,000
34 Tennessee
$52,100
$30,470 1,120
35 Arizona
$51,970
$34,580 700
36 Vermont
$51,920
$39,660 70
37 Oregon
$51,870
$37,550 470
38 Kansas
$51,730
$32,420 360
39 Indiana
$51,260
$31,930 1,230
40 Arkansas
$50,910
$30,340 150
41 Wisconsin
$50,420
$34,210 2,170
42 Iowa
$49,830
$30,690 350
43 Missouri
$49,780
$32,980 430
44 Kentucky
$49,060
$33,380 580
45 Florida
$48,620
$30,650 840
46 Idaho
$48,360
$39,670 50
47 South Dakota
$41,030
$32,280 110
48 West Virginia
$40,180
$27,430 460
49 Mississippi
$39,130
$33,090 700
50 Wyoming
$38,990
$32,160 30
51 Puerto Rico
$34,650
$25,200 70
See also: Highest paying industries for mechanical engineering technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.