Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineering technicians in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineering technicians among Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,620
25th Percentile Wage
$40,820
50th Percentile Wage
$51,360
75th Percentile Wage
$61,240
90th Percentile Wage
$73,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $73,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,620.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16.16
25th Percentile Wage
$19.63
50th Percentile Wage
$24.69
75th Percentile Wage
$29.44
90th Percentile Wage
$35.25

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineering technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $35.25. The median hourly salary is $24.69. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.16.

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
201651,3606.87%-0.72%
201547,830-1.80%-
201448,6901.01%-
201348,200-7.32%-
201251,730--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineering technicians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineering technicians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $39,370 to $57,080. The highest paying area for mechanical engineering technicians in Pennsylvania is Harrisburg-Carlisle with a median annual salary of $57,080. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Pittsburgh (mean annual salary $56,270). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $39,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$57,080
Pittsburgh
$56,270
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$50,500
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$50,190
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$50,070
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$48,300
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$47,060
State College
$46,910
York-Hanover
$46,160
Philadelphia
$41,200
Newark-Union
$39,630
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$39,370


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