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Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

For Mechanical Engineering Technologists, annual average wages total $54K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$39,333 - $79,529
(Median)
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54K
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MEDIAN: $53,758
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$15.41 - $39.32
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,333 - $79,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,994  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $13,000  
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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$39,107 - $83,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 126
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.41 - $39.32  
   
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 - $6,994  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $13,000  
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).
)
$39,107 - $83,715  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
United States (change)

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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, and Maintenance. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in AutoCAD, CAD/CAM, and Microsoft Excel. A tool kit that includes SolidWorks also typically contains CAD/CAM.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Technologist

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


For many Mechanical Engineering Technologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $50K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $57K. Mechanical Engineering Technologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. 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 23%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 12%

SolidWorks
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$55,000

Precision Machining
up arrow 3%

Maintenance
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%