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Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Mechanical Engineering Technologists earn an average of $52K per year. Cash earnings for Mechanical Engineering Technologists — which occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $39K to approximately $83K. 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 the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,370 - $79,370
(Median)
$39K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $52,286
10%
50%
90%

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

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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,370 - $79,370  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,250  
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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$39,226 - $83,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $39.42  
   
Overtime
$21.00 - $59.01  
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 - $9,250  
   
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).
)
$39,226 - $83,421  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, SolidWorks, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 14 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include CAD/CAM and AutoCAD. Most people who know Engineering Design also know AutoCAD, CAD/CAM, and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those 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.


For many Mechanical Engineering Technologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $49K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $55K on average. On average, Mechanical Engineering Technologists make $59K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

SolidWorks
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Precision Machining
up arrow 2%

National Average
$54,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Maintenance
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 7%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 11%