Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineering technicians in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineering technicians among South Carolina metropolitan areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,770
25th Percentile Wage
$44,600
50th Percentile Wage
$54,550
75th Percentile Wage
$61,660
90th Percentile Wage
$70,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $70,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineering technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,550
0.46% 9.92%
2016
$54,300
5.95% -
2015
$51,070
2.31% -
2014
$49,890
-2.75% -
2013
$51,260
4.14% -
2012
$49,140
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineering technicians in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineering technicians in state of South Carolina ranges from $35,950 to $61,960. The highest paying area for mechanical engineering technicians in South Carolina is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $61,960. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville (mean annual salary $58,640). The lowest paying area is Anderson with a median annual salary of $35,950.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Augusta-Richmond County
$61,960
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$58,640
Florence
$55,540
Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,290
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$55,190
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$52,870
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$50,860
Columbia
$50,310
Spartanburg
$44,900
Anderson
$35,950




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