Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary

mechanical-engineering-technician-salary-chart.jpgME techs help mechanical engineers to test mechanical systems, analyze data, and assemble machine components. Their responsibilities include making rough sketches, layouts and estimations of data.

Salary

The average mechanical engineering technician earns an annual income of $53,830. The bottom 10% earns at most $33,370 a year. The top 10% earns at least $76,660 a year. The median is $51,980 a year.

Employment Prospects

The top 3 paying industries for these technicians are basic chemical manufacturing, oil and gas extraction, and petroleum and coal product manufacturing. Technicians in these industries earn on average $75,820, $74,290 and $72,230 respectively. Maryland is the highest paying state where they earn $61,490 per year, Maine is the 2nd highest with $61,250, and Texas is the 3rd highest paying state with $61,120.

Job Outlook

It is predicted that the employment of the mechanical engineering technicians will grow at the rate of 5% between the years 2012 and 2022. Though this predicted growth rate of employment is lower than the growth rate projected in other occupations, opportunities may still be available for those who will be able to master new technologies.

Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $29,020 $44,950 $77,830 $49,570
Alaska $40,330 $59,410 $84,440 $60,160
Arizona $34,450 $52,230 $74,570 $52,920
Arkansas $32,150 $45,000 $63,380 $46,520
California $33,640 $53,680 $87,760 $56,840
Colorado $28,070 $54,330 $76,250 $53,730
Connecticut $38,260 $54,920 $77,820 $56,260
Delaware $28,670 $53,040 $63,540 $50,570
Florida $29,290 $48,390 $70,950 $48,400
Georgia $33,810 $50,010 $68,860 $50,210
Hawaii $32,370 $46,860 $70,880 $49,420
Idaho $35,520 $57,600 $87,000 $59,110
Illinois $30,830 $56,310 $76,880 $55,260
Indiana $33,390 $50,150 $72,620 $51,590
Iowa $31,040 $45,520 $66,470 $46,970
Kansas $28,960 $51,220 $81,790 $52,760
Kentucky $33,150 $49,280 $73,350 $51,210
Louisiana $35,510 $48,990 $85,980 $55,450
Maine $40,800 $62,690 $77,360 $61,250
Maryland $38,130 $58,010 $90,600 $61,490
Massachusetts $34,290 $51,550 $72,860 $52,370
Michigan $33,530 $53,130 $77,390 $54,450
Minnesota $37,030 $51,170 $77,480 $54,270
Mississippi $34,210 $48,340 $71,420 $50,580
Missouri $33,360 $48,300 $75,840 $51,780
Nebraska $33,150 $45,210 $65,060 $46,730
Nevada $33,440 $60,200 $87,900 $58,800
New Hampshire $34,720 $47,810 $65,040 $48,870
New Jersey $35,970 $56,490 $80,840 $57,900
New Mexico $34,600 $54,320 $76,950 $55,300
New York $32,970 $51,030 $83,950 $54,150
North Carolina $34,110 $48,900 $68,140 $49,600
North Dakota $29,050 $45,110 $65,580 $46,820
Ohio $32,660 $49,260 $70,230 $50,000
Oklahoma $30,230 $44,440 $71,980 $47,350
Oregon $31,580 $49,010 $75,550 $50,920
Pennsylvania $35,100 $51,730 $73,540 $53,090
Rhode Island $37,320 $52,450 $70,110 $52,330
South Carolina $33,240 $49,140 $71,520 $50,230
South Dakota $31,490 $38,150 $47,730 $39,300
Tennessee $33,820 $50,660 $71,360 $51,190
Texas $34,850 $56,310 $93,360 $61,120
Utah $32,370 $50,410 $66,470 $49,590
Vermont $32,690 $44,170 $58,140 $44,770
Virginia $34,240 $53,950 $72,110 $53,100
Washington $38,170 $57,200 $78,260 $57,830
West Virginia $27,960 $46,160 $76,990 $50,550
Wisconsin $31,790 $46,910 $70,200 $48,630