Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

Mechanical Engineering Technologists in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $56K per year. In the world of Mechanical Engineering Technologists, total cash compensation can vary between $39K and $84K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $20K, respectively. For the most part, Mechanical Engineering Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,965 - $82,425
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,593
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90%

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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 (?
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 - $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 seem to negatively impact pay include CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, and Maintenance. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in Microsoft Excel, CAD/CAM, and AutoCAD. People who know SolidWorks usually 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.


For Mechanical Engineering Technologists, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $50K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Mechanical Engineering Technologists make a median salary of $65K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Mechanical Engineering Technologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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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