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

1.7% Jobs Projection
$56,760 Median Salary
100 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Mechanical Engineering Technicians in Virginia is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Mechanical Engineering Technicians Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 1,190 Mechanical Engineering Technicians working in the state.

There were 1,050 Mechanical Engineering Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 140 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

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

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Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Mechanical Engineering Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 1.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.0%.

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Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 100 annual job openings, and a total of 1,190 jobs for Virginia Mechanical Engineering Technicians in 2026.

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

What do Mechanical Engineering Technicians Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Mechanical Engineering Technicians ranged from $39,560 to $92,350 with $56,760 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $19.02 to $44.4. The median hourly rate was $27.29.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $25.88 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.41.

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

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Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 660 $55,490
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 350 $56,360
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 100 n/a
Richmond, VA 90 $65,660
Lynchburg, VA 40 $54,280
Roanoke, VA 30 $47,190

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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