Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians

5.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
36%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5.7%
by 2030
WAGES
$58,230
or $27.99 hourly
VOLUME
39,880
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 36% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 5.7% by 2030
'Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians' was $58,230, or $27.99 hourly
'Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians' are paid 38.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 39,880 people employed as Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, test, or adjust machinery and equipment under direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.

SOC Code: 17-3027.00

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