Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,740
25th Percentile Wage
$43,050
50th Percentile Wage
$54,290
75th Percentile Wage
$65,980
90th Percentile Wage
$84,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $84,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,290. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineering technicians is $34,740.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,290-2.21%10.70%
201555,4902.63%-
201454,0305.20%-
201351,2205.35%-
201248,480--

Compare Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in eight industries in the wholesale trade 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 miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $64,170. The lowest paying industry is the household appliances and electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $48,010). For detailed mechanical engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$64,170
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$55,890
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$54,330
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$54,040
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,160
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$53,160
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$52,400
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$48,010

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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