Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

A sizeable majority of Mechanical Engineering Technologists in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $55K annually. Total cash compensation to Mechanical Engineering Technologists bottoms out near $39K and approaches $85K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,840 - $84,175

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$15.24 - $39.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,840 - $84,175  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,134  
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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$39,184 - $84,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.24 - $39.21  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $59.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $20,134  
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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$39,184 - $84,951  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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


Survey results imply that Mechanical Engineering Technologists deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, Precision Machining, and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, and Maintenance. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in 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.


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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $58K. Mechanical Engineering Technologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $62K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $71K.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 9%


National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

Precision Machining
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%


Maintenance
up arrow 6%

AutoCAD
up arrow 11%

CAD/CAM
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 9%
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