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Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare mechanical engineering technician salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,440
25th Percentile Wage
$42,110
50th Percentile Wage
$56,600
75th Percentile Wage
$73,260
90th Percentile Wage
$92,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $92,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineering technicians is $33,440.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,6001.22%8.55%
201555,9102.65%-
201454,4303.23%-
201352,6701.73%-
201251,760--

Compare Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in ten industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 specialized design services industry with an annual salary $60,800. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $49,840). For detailed mechanical engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialized Design Services
$60,800
Scientific Research and Development Services
$59,730
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$59,730
Testing Laboratories
$58,720
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,830
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,600
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$56,090
Engineering Services
$55,680
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$51,190
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$49,840

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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