Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

The average Mechanical Engineering Technologist in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $58K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mechanical Engineering Technologists. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$44,344 - $83,197
$44K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,967
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$15.03 - $32.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,344 - $83,197  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,704 - $80,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 107
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $32.67  
   
Overtime
$23.24 - $49.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$800  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,704 - $80,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Mechanical engineering technologists serve primarily as problem solvers and troubleshooters in the manufacture, fabrication, and ongoing maintenance of machinery and automated equipment. The technologist typically works at fabrication and assembly of equipment parts according to design specifications. They works with customers and design documentation, as well as ensure that machinery and automated processes perform to standards. The technologist typically works within these design specifications to fix customer issues and help make machinery work more safely and efficiently.

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Mechanical Engineering Technologist Tasks

  • Write detailed specifications of parts and products from designs or actual mechanical systems.
  • Install equipment and train other technicians in use and interpretation of equipment.
  • Assemble, build, or prepare products and/or facilities for manufacture.
  • Inspect and review prototypes, vendor parts, and line assembled pieces for fit to specifications and measurements.

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineering Technologist


Mechanical Engineering Technologists report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Engineering Design, Precision Machining, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 17 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CAD/CAM, autodesk autocad, and SolidWorks. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know Microsoft Excel, CAD/CAM, and AutoCAD. Skill sets containing SolidWorks also tend to include CAD/CAM.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineering Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineering Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineering Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineering Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 28 salaries. A Mechanical Engineering Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,934

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Mechanical Engineering Technologists, busy Houston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Mechanical Engineering Technologists in Indianapolis earning a whopping 28 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

▲35%

▲26%

▲22%

National Average
$53,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
▲17%


Precision Machining
▲12%


Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$53,000




▼4%

▼7%


CAD/CAM
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 14%