Mechanical Engineering Technicians (17-3027)

Occupation description:  Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 5660 7.10 12
United States 48,40049,300 2.090 1,1801,280

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 27.4916.3620.47 26.1932.9139.81
Alaska 32.8620.6124.53 29.4938.0648.07
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 37.1521.4425.32 32.5845.0067.81

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
7924 30.450.0 38.7
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation15
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation7
UI claimants previously working in occupation8
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 110
Number of job position postings 7
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None