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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 6366 4.82 35
United States 46,10048,400 5.01,500 2,5004,230

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 28.4416.9021.24 27.4034.6842.62
Alaska 25.6510.5611.56 27.8834.8041.37
Balance of State 21.6610.3711.08 25.0830.7635.46

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
8821 23.932.9 26.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation17
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation3
UI claimants previously working in occupation12
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 130
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 16.2

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

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

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Mechanical Technology CT2