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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $81,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineering technicians is $35,380.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
1.76% 5.53%
1.59% -
-0.32% -
1.97% -
0.64% -
- -

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

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in 80 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 petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry with an annual salary $71,300. The lowest paying industry is the hardware manufacturing industry (annual salary $39,670). For detailed mechanical engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
Food Manufacturing
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
Ship and Boat Building
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
Paper Manufacturing
Household Appliance Manufacturing
Wood Product Manufacturing
Rubber Product Manufacturing
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
Forging and Stamping
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
Machine Shops
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
Plastics Product Manufacturing
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
Primary Metal Manufacturing
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
Textile Mills
Hardware Manufacturing

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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