Some of the skills we found on Mechanical Technician resumes included "Preventive Maintenance," "Electrical Systems," and "Hand Tools." We have detailed the most important Mechanical Technician responsibilities below.
Before becoming a Mechanical Technician, 20.6% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 1.7% Mechanical Technicians went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, some Mechanical Technicians have a college degree. But about one out of every two Mechanical Technicians didn't attend college at all.
The Mechanical Technicians who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied Electrical Engineering and Automotive Technology, while a small population of Mechanical Technicians studied Electrical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering.
Once you're ready to become a Mechanical Technician, you should explore the companies that typically hire Mechanical Technicians. According to Mechanical Technician resumes that we searched through, Mechanical Technicians are hired the most by TravelCenters of America, Foley Equipment, and AutoNation. Currently, TravelCenters of America has 233 Mechanical Technician job openings, while there are 43 at Foley Equipment and 33 at AutoNation.
If you're interested in companies where Mechanical Technicians make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at CEVA Logistics, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Nationwide Children's Hospital. We found that at CEVA Logistics, the average Mechanical Technician salary is $72,270. Whereas at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mechanical Technicians earn roughly $70,530. And at Nationwide Children's Hospital, they make an average salary of $69,686.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a Mechanical Technician include Halliburton, Cummins, and Northrop Grumman. These three companies were found to hire the most Mechanical Technicians from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, Mechanical Technicians fulfill roles in the Manufacturing and Technology industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the Mechanical Technician annual salary is the highest in the Education industry with $57,887 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the Energy and Technology industries pay $57,457 and $55,204 respectively. This means that Mechanical Technicians who are employed in the Education industry make 12.2% more than Mechanical Technicians who work in the Professional Industry.