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
$39,940
25th Percentile Wage
$50,120
50th Percentile Wage
$61,650
75th Percentile Wage
$77,910
90th Percentile Wage
$102,110

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 $102,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineering technicians is $39,940.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201661,6500.83%-4.69%
201561,140-10.84%-
201467,7702.02%-
201366,4002.80%-
201264,540--

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

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in six 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 pipeline transportation of natural gas industry with an annual salary $69,120. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for air transportation industry (annual salary $45,670). For detailed mechanical engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$69,120
Pipeline Transportation
$68,930
Support Activities for Transportation
$60,030
Rail Transportation
$58,280
Rail Transportation
$58,280
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$45,670

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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