Salary for Mechanical Engineering Technologists

Also known as:  Agricultural Engineering Technicians, Biomedical Engineering Technician, Chemical Engineering Technician, Marine Engineering Technicians, Materials Engineering Technician, Metallurgical Engineering Technician, Nuclear Engineering Technician, Optical Engineering Technician, Ordnance Engineering Technician, Salvage Engineering Technician

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The job of a mechanical engineering technologist is to assist engineering staff with design, testing, maintenance, repair and the identification and documentation of failures in machinery and mechanical systems. They are required to be able to read and interpret engineering diagrams, sketches and specifications, and may prepare cost estimates and/or materials estimates as needed. Some college training, coupled with a background in mechanical engineering, is needed for this occupation.

A Mechanical Engineering Technologist usually receives a wage between 40000 to 60000 based on seniority. Mechanical Engineering Technologists receive an average pay level of Fifty Seven Thousand Five Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Mechanical Engineering Technologists obtain the highest pay in Maine, where they get compensation, on average, of approximating $72610. People holding these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, which has an average pay rate of $67810.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.74 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Mechanical Engineering Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $67,810
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $66,310
Utilities $63,980
Information $62,690
Public Administration $62,530
Transportation and Warehousing $59,390
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $40,880
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $44,070
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $51,250
Health Care and Social Assistance $52,210
Educational Services $53,220
Wholesale Trade $54,280
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