Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salary

For Mechanical Engineering Technologists, annual average wages total $57K per year. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Mechanical Engineering Technologists are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of Mechanical Engineering Technologists claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,292 - $82,843
$44K
$59K
$83K
MEDIAN: $58,575
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$14.99 - $32.30
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$0$82K
Salary $44,292 - $82,843
Bonus $0.00 - $8,681
Profit Sharing $1,548
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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$37,418 - $81,635
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 112
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $14.99 - $32.30
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $24.55 - $61.82
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,681
Profit Sharing $1,548
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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$37,418 - $81,635
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 58

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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

  • 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


Mechanical Engineering Technologists seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Engineering Design, Precision Machining, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like CAD/CAM, autodesk autocad, and SolidWorks. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know Microsoft Excel, CAD/CAM, and AutoCAD. Most people who know SolidWorks also know CAD/CAM.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineering Technologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineering Technologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 114 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineering Technologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineering Technologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 28 salaries. A Mechanical Engineering Technologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,769

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Mechanical Engineering Technologists in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Compared to the national average, Indianapolis Mechanical Engineering Technologists have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineering Technologist

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

▲33%

▲24%

▲20%

National Average
$54,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Technologist Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
▲16%


Precision Machining
▲11%


National Average
$54,000

Maintenance
▼1%




▼6%

▼8%


CAD/CAM
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%
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