Average Early-Career Mechanical Engineering Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineering Technician is $20.22.
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $26
$455 - $4,932
Profit Sharing
$350 - $5,250
Total Pay
$32,719 - $63,520

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineering Technician

Mechanical Engineering Technician Tasks
  • Develop and test electrical and engineering equipment from blueprints to operations.
  • Record and analyze data on equipment, tests, and final products.
  • Build, test, and improve equipment to meet requirements.
  • Design and draft detailed drawings and schematics of prototype and existing equipment.

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineering Technician

Skills in Engineering Design and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Technician

An entry-level Mechanical Engineering Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.90 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineering Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.89 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineering Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.88 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.

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