Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

A sizeable majority of Mechanical Engineering Technologists in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $55K annually. Final cash compensation to Mechanical Engineering Technologists varies from around $39K to approximately $84K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $8K and $20K, respectively. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,619 - $82,789
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,926
10%
50%
90%

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$15.37 - $39.42
(Median)
$15
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,619 - $82,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,443  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,134  
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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$39,164 - $84,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.37 - $39.42  
   
Overtime
$20.36 - $59.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,443  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,134  
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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$39,164 - $84,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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


Survey takers working as Mechanical Engineering Technologists report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, SolidWorks, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Engineering Design also know CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Technologist

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Mechanical Engineering Technologists make a median salary of $62K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Mechanical Engineering Technologists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $70K.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 9%


National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
0%

Project Management
0%

Precision Machining
0%

National Average
$57,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

Maintenance
up arrow 6%


AutoCAD
up arrow 10%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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