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Mechanical Engineering Technicians (17-3027)

Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or calibrate machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 60 69 15 2 4 7
United States 42600 43800 0.0 1400 2800 4300
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is strong with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 29.27 17.40 21.84 28.00 35.48 43.90
Alaska 28.40 11.15 25.55 30.43 35.83 40.78
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.80 26.30 28.94 32.63 38.77 46.08
Balance of State 23.71 10.71 11.48 27.23 32.20 37.20

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.