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Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Mechanical Engineering Technologists in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $53K per year nationwide. Total cash compensation for Mechanical Engineering Technologists runs from $39K to $84K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $20K. Job satisfaction for Mechanical Engineering Technologists is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$39,496 - $80,368
(Median)
$39K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,119
10%
50%
90%

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$15.38 - $39.42
(Median)
$15
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,496 - $80,368  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,668  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,273  
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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$39,155 - $83,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 125
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $39.42  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $59.65  
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 - $9,668  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,273  
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).
)
$39,155 - $83,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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


Mechanical Engineering Technologists seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. 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 Maintenance. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to 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.


Mechanical Engineering Technologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $50K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $60K in this role. 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 $68K.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 8%


National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%

SolidWorks
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Precision Machining
0%

National Average
$55,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Maintenance
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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