The average salary for a Mechanical Engineering Technologist is $62,390.
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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 specification…Read more
Mechanical Engineering Technologist Tasks
- 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.
- 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.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineering Technologist
Skills in Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD and SolidWorks.
Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Technologist
An entry-level Mechanical Engineering Technologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,798 based on 45 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineering Technologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,686 based on 115 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineering Technologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,142 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineering Technologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,104 based on 41 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,000.
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Employees with Mechanical Engineering Technologist in their job title in Detroit, Michigan earn an average of 26.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (20.2% more) and Marshall, Michigan (6.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (36.0% less), Seattle, Washington (27.9% less) and Rochester, New York (11.8% less).
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