Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare mechanical engineering technician salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,330
25th Percentile Wage
$53,660
50th Percentile Wage
$70,680
75th Percentile Wage
$86,650
90th Percentile Wage
$96,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mechanical engineering technicians is $96,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineering technicians is $41,330.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,680
2.07% 16.21%
2016
$69,220
0.58% -
2015
$68,820
-2.37% -
2014
$70,450
3.88% -
2013
$67,720
12.55% -
2012
$59,220
- -

Compare Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in five industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for mechanical engineering technician occupations is the nuclear electric power generation industry with an annual salary $74,010. The lowest paying industry is the natural gas distribution industry (annual salary $66,450). For detailed mechanical engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$74,010
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$70,970
Utilities
$70,680
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$67,900
Natural Gas Distribution
$66,450

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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