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Mechanical Engineering Technicians in Kentucky

Is Kentucky a good place for you to work as a Mechanical Engineering Technician?

6.8% Jobs Projection
$49,900 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Mechanical Engineering Technicians in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Mechanical Engineering Technicians in Kentucky is growing faster than average.

  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians in Kentucky earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Mechanical Engineering Technicians Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 670 Mechanical Engineering Technicians working in the state.

There were 580 Mechanical Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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The typical state has 525 Mechanical Engineering Technicians working in it, which means Kentucky has more Mechanical Engineering Technicians than average.

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Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Mechanical Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 6.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.0%.

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Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 40 annual Mechanical Engineering Technicians job openings in Kentucky, and 470 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 4,200 annual jobs and 48,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Mechanical Engineering Technicians Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Mechanical Engineering Technicians ranged from $33,580 to $67,740 with $49,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.14 to $32.57. The median hourly rate was $23.99.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $23.59 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.40.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

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Top Kentucky Metros for Mechanical Engineering Technicians

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Mechanical Engineering Technicians.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 510 $55,950
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 220 $51,820
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 $51,740
Clarksville, TN-KY 60 $55,390
Evansville, IN-KY 40 $29,980

Top States for Mechanical Engineering Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states where most Mechanical Engineering Technicians work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Michigan 4,630 $53,470
California 3,540 $60,850
Texas 3,240 $65,570
Pennsylvania 2,600 $54,750
Ohio 2,430 $53,920
Wisconsin 2,100 $51,070
Illinois 2,090 $58,900
Minnesota 1,370 $59,530
New York 1,310 $57,630
Virginia 1,190 $56,760
North Carolina 1,100 $53,480
Tennessee 1,050 $52,640
Indiana 1,050 $53,170
Washington 1,010 $64,240
Utah 970 $53,980
Florida 920 $47,480
South Carolina 900 $58,140
Arizona 850 $57,000
Massachusetts 820 $59,010
Kentucky 670 $49,900

Below are the states where Mechanical Engineering Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Louisiana $85,640
New Mexico $78,250
Colorado $67,190
Nevada $66,300
Texas $65,570
Washington $64,240
Connecticut $64,160
Alaska $62,050
Maryland $61,080
California $60,850

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