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Mechanical Engineer Surveyor

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Surveyor that determines and measures geographically related information for mechanical engineering projects.

Job Outlook

There were 17 Mechanical Engineer Surveyor job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 666 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Mechanical Engineer industry, which includes the Mechanical Engineer Surveyor career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Mechanical Engineer Surveyor jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $77,978.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $71,738.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Mechanical Engineer Surveyor postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $69,244.

Education and Experience

Posted Mechanical Engineer Surveyor jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree80%
Master's Degree17%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other3%

Posted Mechanical Engineer Surveyor jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years25%
3 to 5 years42%
6 to 8 years16%
9+ years17%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Mechanical Engineer Surveyor positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (36%)
  • Microsoft Office (24%)
  • Writing (22%)
  • Research (22%)
  • Planning (19%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Mechanical Engineering (67%)
  • Surveys (34%)
  • Project Management (29%)
  • AutoCAD (24%)
  • Scheduling (22%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Repair (20%)
  • Field Surveys (18%)
  • Calculation (18%)
  • SolidWorks (16%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (14%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Equipment Selection (6%)
  • Load Calculations (4%)
  • Pipe Systems (4%)
  • Civil Engineering (4%)
  • Finite Element Analysis (4%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Mechanical Engineer Surveyor skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Equipment Engineer
  • General Engineer
  • Battery Technician

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Mechanical Engineer Surveyor jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Affiliated Engineers Incorporated (21)
  • Merrick Company (19)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (14)
  • US Government (12)
  • KBR (11)

North Carolina

  • Affiliated Engineers Incorporated (3)
  • Product Recovery Management (2)
  • Cherokee Nation Businesses (2)
  • Cherokee Federal (2)
  • City Of Monroe Nc (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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