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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,440
25th Percentile Wage
$43,120
50th Percentile Wage
$55,360
75th Percentile Wage
$70,000
90th Percentile Wage
$85,230

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 $85,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,440. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 147% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$55,360
1.59% 6.11%
2016
$54,480
1.05% -
2015
$53,910
0.70% -
2014
$53,530
2.13% -
2013
$52,390
0.78% -
2012
$51,980
- -

Table 2. Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineering technicians in 15 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 utilities sector with an annual salary $70,680. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $45,080).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$70,680
Health Care and Social Assistance
$70,310
Transportation and Warehousing
$66,030
Mining
$62,070
Construction
$58,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,940
Wholesale Trade
$55,240
Manufacturing
$54,400
Retail Trade
$53,660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$53,260
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$51,680
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,600
Educational Services
$48,360
Federal, State, and Local Government
$45,080

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 $34,650 to $81,060. The highest paying state for mechanical engineering technicians is Louisiana with a median annual salary of $81,060. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $34,650. For more salary information of mechanical engineering technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Louisiana
$81,060
New Mexico
$76,740
Maine
$75,280
Connecticut
$73,300
Hawaii
$70,440
Colorado
$68,070
Delaware
$65,900
Nevada
$64,790
Texas
$63,230
Washington
$62,400
California
$61,840
Montana
$59,260
Illinois
$58,320
Nebraska
$58,220
Alaska
$57,610
Massachusetts
$57,590
Maryland
$57,370
Georgia
$57,300
North Dakota
$56,740
New York
$56,030
New Jersey
$55,930
Oklahoma
$55,910
Rhode Island
$55,770
Alabama
$54,750
Minnesota
$54,620
South Carolina
$54,550
Ohio
$54,540
New Hampshire
$54,480
Pennsylvania
$54,340
Michigan
$53,930
Virginia
$53,820
North Carolina
$53,810
Utah
$53,430
Tennessee
$52,100
Arizona
$51,970
Vermont
$51,920
Oregon
$51,870
Kansas
$51,730
Indiana
$51,260
Arkansas
$50,910
Wisconsin
$50,420
Iowa
$49,830
Missouri
$49,780
Kentucky
$49,060
Florida
$48,620
Idaho
$48,360
South Dakota
$41,030
West Virginia
$40,180
Mississippi
$39,130
Wyoming
$38,990
Puerto Rico
$34,650



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