Salary for Mechanical Engineering Technicians

Also known as:  Gyroscopic Engineering Technician, Heat Transfer Technician, Hydraulic Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Optomechanical Technician

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Individuals working as mechanical engineering technicians apply their knowledge of mechanical engineering to the analysis of plans, drawings, and testing products. They may create experimental parts, and modify parts in existing products in order to guarantee that technical and design related problems are resolved. Additionally, they may analyze product and parts performance by examining factors such as operating temperature, amperage, voltage, and electrical input and output. There are apprenticeships associated with the position, and background in mechanical engineering is required.

A Mechanical Engineering Technician can expect a compensation ranging between 40000 and 60000 based on experience and education levels. Mechanical Engineering Technicians will most likely earn an average compensation of Fifty One Thousand Five Hundred dollars per year.

Mechanical Engineering Technicians can get the highest pay in Alaska, where they get pay of approximately $63950. Employees with these jobs are compensated most highly in Construction, which has a compensation of $61910.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 14.27 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Mechanical Engineering Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $61,910
Construction $59,540
Transportation and Warehousing $58,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises $57,120
Information $56,270
Public Administration $54,980
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $39,270
Finance and Insurance $40,800
Educational Services $47,040
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $47,130
Utilities $49,840
Wholesale Trade $50,110
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