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Mechanical Engineering Technicians in Pennsylvania

Want to work in Pennsylvania as a Mechanical Engineering Technician? Read this first!

6.7% Jobs Projection
$54,750 Median Salary
200 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Mechanical Engineering Technicians Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 2,600 workers employed as Mechanical Engineering Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 2,010 Mechanical Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 590 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Mechanical Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 6.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.0%.

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Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 200 annual job openings, and 2,230 total jobs in 2026 for Mechanical Engineering Technicians in this state.

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

What do Mechanical Engineering Technicians Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Mechanical Engineering Technicians ranged from $34,460 to $76,920 with $54,750 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.57 to $36.98. The median hourly rate was $26.32.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $26.13 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.19.

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

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Top Pennsylvania 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 880 $48,880
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 800 $59,860
Pittsburgh, PA 520 $58,480
Lancaster, PA 220 $59,510
York-Hanover, PA 200 $55,240
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 190 $55,570
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 $51,300
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 40 $59,450
Johnstown, PA 40 $39,630
State College, PA 40 $45,360
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 40 $58,900

Top States for Mechanical Engineering Technicians Employment

View the list below to see 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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