Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

Mechanical Engineering Technologists in the United States take home an average $58K per year. Location and tenure 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 report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Mechanical Engineering Technologists (89 percent) who took the survey. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,944 - $82,509
$44K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,551
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90%

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$14.96 - $31.91
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$0$82K
Salary $43,944 - $82,509
Bonus $0.00 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$36,747 - $80,964
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $14.96 - $31.91
Overtime $24.47 - $54.33
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$36,747 - $80,964
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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 participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 13 percent and 18 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include CAD/CAM, autodesk autocad, and SolidWorks. Most people familiar with 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

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: $52,670

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

With a pay rate for Mechanical Engineering Technologists that is 55 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. 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
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

▲35%

▲27%

▲23%

National Average
$53,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
▲18%


Precision Machining
▲13%


Maintenance
▲1%

National Average
$53,000




▼4%

▼6%


CAD/CAM
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 16%
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