How Much Do Mechanical Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Mechanical Engineering Technicians apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or adjust machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$60880 per year
Hourly wage
$29 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$36,200 to $45,430 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$17 to $22 per hour

Entry-level Mechanical Engineering Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $36,200 to $45,430 per year or $17 to $22 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Mechanical Engineering Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $44 $91,320
Senior (Top 25%) $35 $73,800
Middle (Mid 50%) $28 $58,230
Junior (Bottom 25%) $22 $45,430
No experience (Bottom 10%) $17 $36,200

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NM $38 $77,990
ND $37 $75,940
CA $34 $71,570
LA $34 $71,340
WA $34 $70,350
CT $32 $66,830
VA $32 $66,530
CO $32 $66,390
TX $31 $65,380
NV $31 $65,150

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Mechanical Engineering Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NM doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NM might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Mechanical Technicians are in the states of NM, ND, CA, LA and WA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing $87910 $42.27
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $87090 $41.87
Oil and Gas Extraction $82790 $39.80
Local Government $80920 $38.90
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $77950 $37.48
Chemical Manufacturing $76010 $36.54
Ship and Boat Building $74670 $35.90
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $74100 $35.63
Facilities Support Services $70570 $33.93
Management of Companies and Enterprises $68470 $32.92
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills $68310 $32.84
Support Activities for Mining $67260 $32.34
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing $66320 $31.89
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing $66170 $31.81
Beverage Manufacturing $65870 $31.67
Scientific Research and Development Services $65180 $31.34
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $64750 $31.13
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $63590 $30.57
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas $63510 $30.53
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $63490 $30.52
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers $62680 $30.13
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing $62600 $30.10
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $62540 $30.07
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $61470 $29.55
Chemical Manufacturing $61440 $29.54
Metal Ore Mining $61330 $29.49
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $61080 $29.36
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance $60560 $29.12
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing $60350 $29.01
Rubber Product Manufacturing $59690 $28.70

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