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 $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

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

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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