Training Requirements for Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Mechanical engineering technicians need an associate's degree.

Degrees 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

This represents about 48,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 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.

Typical Income for Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Hourly Income

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

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.

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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