Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,640
25th Percentile Wage
$54,250
50th Percentile Wage
$66,030
75th Percentile Wage
$81,870
90th Percentile Wage
$100,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $100,850. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineering technicians is $42,640.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,030
6.63% 2.26%
2016
$61,650
0.83% -
2015
$61,140
-10.84% -
2014
$67,770
2.02% -
2013
$66,400
2.80% -
2012
$64,540
- -

Compare Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in seven industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 support activities for air transportation industry with an annual salary $90,150. The lowest paying industry is the rail transportation industry (annual salary $58,280). For detailed mechanical engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$90,150
Support Activities for Transportation
$81,680
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$72,630
Pipeline Transportation
$68,320
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$66,920
Rail Transportation
$58,280
Rail Transportation
$58,280

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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