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Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of mechanical engineering technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The mechanical engineering technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,030
25th Percentile Wage
$42,580
50th Percentile Wage
$54,480
75th Percentile Wage
$68,440
90th Percentile Wage
$82,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mechanical engineering technicians is $82,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,030. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 143% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201654,4801.05%4.59%
201553,9100.70%-
201453,5302.13%-
201352,3900.78%-
201251,980--

Table 2. Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in 14 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for mechanical engineering technicians occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $71,210. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $38,140).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,210
Utilities
$69,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$62,140
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,650
Mining
$60,180
Retail Trade
$57,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$56,320
Construction
$55,400
Wholesale Trade
$54,290
Manufacturing
$53,440
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$52,450
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$52,170
Educational Services
$38,140

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Mechanical Engineering Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only mechanical engineering technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of mechanical engineering technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $27,990 to $72,110. The highest paying state for mechanical engineering technicians is New Mexico with a median annual salary of $72,110. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $27,990. For more salary information of mechanical engineering technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New Mexico
$72,110
Hawaii
$70,440
Delaware
$67,660
Connecticut
$65,640
Colorado
$64,410
Washington
$64,000
Maine
$62,390
California
$62,250
Alaska
$61,340
North Dakota
$58,240
Rhode Island
$58,170
Texas
$57,120
Maryland
$57,030
Louisiana
$56,990
Michigan
$56,760
Massachusetts
$56,520
Nebraska
$56,370
Georgia
$55,470
New York
$55,290
Illinois
$55,170
Virginia
$54,680
Oklahoma
$54,380
South Carolina
$54,300
Vermont
$53,950
Alabama
$53,510
Minnesota
$53,270
Arizona
$52,700
Oregon
$52,700
New Hampshire
$52,340
Nevada
$52,310
North Carolina
$51,590
Pennsylvania
$51,360
Utah
$51,310
Kansas
$50,920
Idaho
$50,680
Tennessee
$50,640
Indiana
$50,210
Wisconsin
$50,130
Ohio
$49,010
Iowa
$48,610
Florida
$48,350
New Jersey
$47,860
Kentucky
$46,770
Arkansas
$45,750
Missouri
$42,700
Mississippi
$38,700
South Dakota
$38,670
West Virginia
$37,550
Puerto Rico
$27,990


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