Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

Mechanical Engineering Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $55K per year on average. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$43,105 - $81,801
$43K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,246
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50%
90%

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$15.03 - $32.67
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$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20.37
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$43,105 - $81,801  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$36,926 - $79,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $32.67  
   
Overtime
$23.33 - $49.62  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,920  
   
Profit Sharing
$600  
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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$36,926 - $79,498  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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


Survey results imply that Mechanical Engineering Technologists deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Engineering Design, Microsoft Office, and Precision Machining are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 19 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include CAD/CAM, autodesk autocad, and SolidWorks. Most people who know Engineering Design also know Microsoft Excel, CAD/CAM, and AutoCAD. Most people who know 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $63K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $71K.

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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 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

▲36%

▲28%

▲21%

National Average
$52,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
▲19%



Precision Machining
▲1%

Maintenance
▲1%

National Average
$52,000


Microsoft Word
▼1%

Project Management
▼2%

AutoCAD
▼3%

SolidWorks
▼5%

autodesk autocad
▼5%

CAD/CAM
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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