Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,110
25th Percentile Wage
$43,010
50th Percentile Wage
$53,440
75th Percentile Wage
$65,150
90th Percentile Wage
$79,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $79,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineering technicians is $35,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,4401.59%3.84%
201552,590-0.32%-
201452,7601.97%-
201351,7200.64%-
201251,390--

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

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in 65 industries in the manufacturing 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 computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $70,150. The lowest paying industry is the railroad rolling stock manufacturing industry (annual salary $40,830). For detailed mechanical engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$70,150
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$68,860
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$63,170
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$62,670
Chemical Manufacturing
$61,660
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$60,240
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$59,580
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$59,410
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$58,890
Ship and Boat Building
$58,210
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$57,700
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$56,340
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$56,250
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$56,030
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$55,350
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$55,280
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$55,200
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$54,650
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$54,480
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$53,920
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$53,820
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,480
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$53,270
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$53,210
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$53,190
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$52,650
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$51,890
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$51,680
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$51,510
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$51,460
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$51,200
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$51,110
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$51,110
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$51,100
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$51,050
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$51,010
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$50,950
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$50,820
Machinery Manufacturing
$50,780
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$50,310
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$50,220
Forging and Stamping
$50,190
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$49,450
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$49,420
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$49,390
Paper Manufacturing
$49,020
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$48,520
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,440
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$48,380
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,120
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$48,070
Machine Shops
$47,860
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$47,650
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$47,390
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$46,910
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$46,190
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$46,110
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$46,070
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$45,970
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$45,800
Foundries
$45,460
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$45,230
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$44,690
Wood Product Manufacturing
$44,090
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$40,830

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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