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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 $72,110, New Mexico is the highest paying state for mechanical engineering technicians. It is followed by Hawaii (average annual salary $70,440). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 New Mexico
$72,110
$41,310 120
2 Hawaii
$70,440
$38,380 50
3 Delaware
$67,660
$51,630 80
4 Connecticut
$65,640
$43,740 950
5 Colorado
$64,410
$38,590 460
6 Washington
$64,000
$39,300 820
7 Maine
$62,390
$43,790 170
8 California
$62,250
$37,800 4,030
9 Alaska
$61,340
$42,880 100
10 North Dakota
$58,240
$37,850 110
11 Rhode Island
$58,170
$43,000 60
12 Texas
$57,120
$28,330 4,980
13 Maryland
$57,030
$41,480 540
14 Louisiana
$56,990
$36,830 160
15 Michigan
$56,760
$34,220 4,560
16 Massachusetts
$56,520
$35,000 1,670
17 Nebraska
$56,370
$39,020 140
18 Georgia
$55,470
$35,610 750
19 New York
$55,290
$37,150 1,560
20 Illinois
$55,170
$36,800 2,630
21 Virginia
$54,680
$37,680 1,170
22 Oklahoma
$54,380
$35,690 740
23 South Carolina
$54,300
$37,410 740
24 Vermont
$53,950
$41,420 40
25 Alabama
$53,510
$34,420 710
26 Minnesota
$53,270
$23,750 1,380
27 Arizona
$52,700
$33,500 560
28 Oregon
$52,700
$39,970 440
29 New Hampshire
$52,340
$36,530 350
30 Nevada
$52,310
$36,620 150
31 North Carolina
$51,590
$35,910 980
32 Pennsylvania
$51,360
$33,620 2,080
33 Utah
$51,310
$37,330 1,050
34 Kansas
$50,920
$32,840 380
35 Idaho
$50,680
$39,780 60
36 Tennessee
$50,640
$32,050 1,250
37 Indiana
$50,210
$32,580 1,230
38 Wisconsin
$50,130
$34,020 2,000
39 Ohio
$49,010
$34,250 2,280
40 Iowa
$48,610
$30,100 380
41 Florida
$48,350
$33,210 750
42 New Jersey
$47,860
$26,340 440
43 Kentucky
$46,770
$32,880 440
44 Arkansas
$45,750
$29,570 210
45 Missouri
$42,700
$32,390 710
46 Mississippi
$38,700
$32,550 730
47 South Dakota
$38,670
$32,390 140
48 West Virginia
$37,550
$24,510 60
49 Puerto Rico
$27,990
$17,090 170

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of mechanical engineering technicians in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for mechanical engineering technicians, Top Paying Jobs in America.