Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary Information in North Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineering technicians in the state of North Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineering technicians amongst North Carolina cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mechanical Engineering Technicians in North Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,910
25th Percentile Wage
$42,860
50th Percentile Wage
$51,590
75th Percentile Wage
$61,350
90th Percentile Wage
$74,980

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $74,980. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,910.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.26
25th Percentile Wage
$20.61
50th Percentile Wage
$24.80
75th Percentile Wage
$29.49
90th Percentile Wage
$36.04

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineering technicians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $36.04. The median hourly salary is $24.80. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.26.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineering technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201651,5901.10%5.21%
201551,0200.57%-
201450,7303.31%-
201349,0500.31%-
201248,900--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineering Technicians in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineering technicians in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineering technicians in state of North Carolina ranges from $47,560 to $58,210. The highest paying area for mechanical engineering technicians in North Carolina is Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton with a median annual salary of $58,210. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Durham-Chapel Hill (mean annual salary $56,920). The lowest paying area is Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$58,210
Durham-Chapel Hill
$56,920
Raleigh-Cary
$56,040
Asheville
$55,310
Greensboro-High Point
$50,590
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$48,720
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$47,560


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