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
$35,380
25th Percentile Wage
$43,620
50th Percentile Wage
$54,400
75th Percentile Wage
$66,390
90th Percentile Wage
$81,280

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
2017
$54,400
1.76% 5.53%
2016
$53,440
1.59% -
2015
$52,590
-0.32% -
2014
$52,760
1.97% -
2013
$51,720
0.64% -
2012
$51,390
- -

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
$71,300
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing
$71,300
Chemical Manufacturing
$70,120
Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
$68,860
Food Manufacturing
$65,900
Cement and Concrete Product Manufacturing
$64,930
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$64,850
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$64,280
Sugar and Confectionery Product Manufacturing
$63,140
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$62,670
Chemical Manufacturing
$60,950
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$59,500
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
$59,410
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$59,380
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
$59,020
Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
$58,890
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$58,170
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$58,110
Ship and Boat Building
$56,960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$56,570
Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing
$56,250
Other Wood Product Manufacturing
$56,240
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing
$56,240
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$56,200
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$56,190
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$55,680
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities
$55,470
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$55,370
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
$54,580
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills
$54,400
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
$53,870
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
$53,870
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$53,780
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$53,480
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,480
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$53,470
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$53,270
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
$53,270
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$52,800
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
$52,680
Machinery Manufacturing
$52,460
Machinery Manufacturing
$52,350
Paper Manufacturing
$52,270
Household Appliance Manufacturing
$52,180
Wood Product Manufacturing
$52,150
Rubber Product Manufacturing
$52,080
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
$51,890
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
$51,470
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing
$51,100
Steel Product Manufacturing from Purchased Steel
$51,050
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$50,950
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$50,870
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$50,850
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,790
Office Furniture (including Fixtures) Manufacturing
$50,310
Forging and Stamping
$50,190
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
$49,420
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$49,280
Chemical Manufacturing
$48,920
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
$48,810
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
$48,760
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$48,650
Turned Product and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,610
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing
$48,540
Machine Shops
$48,490
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing
$48,380
Nonferrous Metal (except Aluminum) Production and Processing
$48,100
Plastics Product Manufacturing
$47,960
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing
$47,670
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
$47,650
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing
$47,250
Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
$47,080
Primary Metal Manufacturing
$47,080
Foundries
$46,560
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$46,470
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing
$46,190
Clay Product and Refractory Manufacturing
$45,230
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing
$42,320
Textile Mills
$42,200
Hardware Manufacturing
$39,670

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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