Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

Mechanical Engineering Technologists in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $56K annually. Overall cash earnings for Mechanical Engineering Technologists stretch from $39K on the lower end to $84K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $20K from profit sharing. Work is enjoyable for Mechanical Engineering Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,965 - $82,425
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,593
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$15.43 - $34.75
(Median)
$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,965 - $82,425  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,193  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,067  
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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$39,468 - $83,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 144
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $34.75  
   
Overtime
$21.44 - $58.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,193  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,067  
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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$39,468 - $83,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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, Microsoft Office, Project Management, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, and Maintenance. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in Microsoft Excel, CAD/CAM, and AutoCAD. Most people familiar with SolidWorks also know CAD/CAM.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Mechanical Engineering Technologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $59K. Mechanical Engineering Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $65K. Mechanical Engineering Technologists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $71K.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 16%


National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

Maintenance
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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