Salary for Mechanical Engineering Technologists

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This occupation has now been updated to Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Also known as:  Gyroscopic Engineering Technician, Heat Transfer Technician, Hydraulic Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Optomechanical Technician helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 earns salaries somewhere between $36,200 to $91,320 depending on education and experience. will normally receive a salary of sixty thousand eight hundred and eigthy dollars yearly.

can receive the best pay in New Mexico, where they can earn an average salary rate of just about $77,990. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Finance and Insurance, where they can get compensation, on average, of $83,550.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 34.67 percent nationwide in that time.


Mechanical Engineering Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Retail Trade
Accommodation and Food Services
Educational Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)