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
$35,850
25th Percentile Wage
$44,620
50th Percentile Wage
$55,240
75th Percentile Wage
$66,470
90th Percentile Wage
$86,170

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 $86,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineering technicians is $35,850.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$55,240
1.72% 12.24%
2016
$54,290
-2.21% -
2015
$55,490
2.63% -
2014
$54,030
5.20% -
2013
$51,220
5.35% -
2012
$48,480
- -

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

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in eleven 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 motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and supplies merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $46,950). 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
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$62,000
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$56,920
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$56,900
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$55,420
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$55,420
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$55,050
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$52,830
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$52,400
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$48,010
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$46,950

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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