Information About Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Training Requirements for Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Mechanical engineering technicians need associate's degree.

Degrees for Mechanical engineering technicians
Training for Mechanical Engineering Technicians
Percent
Less than High School 3.0
High School 21.8
Some College 33.4
Associates Degree 22.6
Bachelors Degree 15.8
Masters Degree 2.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment outlook for Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Represents about 48,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 0 more mechanical engineering technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 12,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, mechanical engineering technicians make $27.49 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Mechanical engineering technicians $16.36 $20.47 $26.19 $32.91 $39.81
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians $15.88 $20.18 $26.41 $33.66 $41.50
Engineering technicians, except drafters $16.31 $20.91 $27.55 $34.94 $42.95
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, mechanical engineering technicians make $57,180 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Mechanical engineering technicians $34,030 $42,580 $54,480 $68,440 $82,810
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Drafters, engineering technicians, and mapping technicians $33,040 $41,970 $54,940 $70,000 $86,310
Engineering technicians, except drafters $33,920 $43,490 $57,310 $72,670 $89,330
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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