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Mechatronics Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Combines skillsets common to mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, systems engineering and control engineering. Often focuses on projects where physical moveability or use case flexibility is prioritized. Designs, tests, studies and inspects complex machines including cars, drones, industrial machinery and even automated submersibles.

Job Outlook

There were 34 Mechatronics Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1235 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Mechatronics Engineer 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 $89,739.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $74,532.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Mechatronics Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $77,735.

Education and Experience

Posted Mechatronics Engineer 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 Degree3%
Bachelor's Degree67%
Master's Degree27%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other2%

Posted Mechatronics Engineer 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 years24%
3 to 5 years57%
6 to 8 years13%
9+ years6%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Mechatronics Engineer 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 (35%)
  • Troubleshooting (32%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (31%)
  • Problem Solving (24%)
  • Creativity (21%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Mechatronics (98%)
  • Mechanical Engineering (47%)
  • Robotics (30%)
  • SolidWorks (27%)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (16%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Product Development (18%)
  • Project Management (17%)
  • MATLAB (16%)
  • Prototyping (15%)
  • Systems Engineering (15%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Firmware (7%)
  • Actuators (6%)
  • Human Machine Interface (HMI) (6%)
  • Microprocessors (6%)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) (6%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Electric Vehicle (3%) – marginal value $2,054
  • Embedded Systems (2%) – marginal value $1,738
  • Prototype Design Development (1%) – marginal value $1,699

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Senior Mechatronics Engineer

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 Mechatronics Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • The Hon Company (64)
  • Lucid Motors Inc (60)
  • Asml (36)
  • Tesla (30)
  • Facebook (21)

North Carolina

  • Segula Technologies Usa, Inc (5)
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (4)
  • Zf Friedrichshafen Ag (2)
  • Mcdowell Tech College (2)
  • Kearfott Corporation (2)

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