National » Architecture and Engineering » Mechanical Engineering Technicians » Federal, State, and Local Government

Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare mechanical engineering technician salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,660
25th Percentile Wage
$35,020
50th Percentile Wage
$45,080
75th Percentile Wage
$65,420
90th Percentile Wage
$93,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $93,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineering technicians is $28,660.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2017
$45,080
-57.96% -36.87%
2016
$71,210
-2.56% -
2015
$73,030
15.51% -
2014
$61,700
- -

Compare Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $70,290. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $39,990). For detailed mechanical engineering technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$70,290
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$65,880
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$45,560
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$45,080
State government, including schools and hospitals
$40,870
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$39,990

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




Related:

Highest paying cities for mechanical engineering technicians

Highest paying industries for mechanical engineering technicians.