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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
$37,440
25th Percentile Wage
$49,700
50th Percentile Wage
$71,210
75th Percentile Wage
$90,660
90th Percentile Wage
$100,990

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 $100,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineering technicians is $37,440.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
201671,210-2.56%13.35%
201573,03015.51%-
201461,700--

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 $76,690. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $34,550). 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)
$76,690
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$72,230
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$71,210
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$47,230
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$37,460
State government, including schools and hospitals
$34,550

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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