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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineering technicians from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
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|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |