Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $16.20 $25.20 $37.10
Annual Wage $33,700 $52,400 $77,200
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Mechanical Engineering Technicians work under the direction of engineering staff, and use the theory and principles of mechanical engineering to develop, test, and modify machinery. They assist mechanical engineers in the design and development of various mechanical devices, such as machines, engines, and tools. They may prepare rough layouts and sketches, make estimates and calculations, analyze and record data, and report their conclusions.

The median annual salary for mechanical engineering technicians was just over $51,900 in 2012. The lowest ten percent of mechanical engineering technicians earned less than $33,400 a year, while the top ten percent earned more than $76,660 a year.

For the top five industries employing mechanical engineering technicians, the median annual salaries were as follows:

Manufacturing for navigational, electromedical and other measuring and control instruments $54,000
Research and Development $56,600
Engineering services $51,900
Automotive parts $51,600
Testing laboratories $48,300
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