Popular Mechanical Engineering Degree Jobs

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With a mechanical engineering degree you'll be able to design tractors, looms and manufacturing equipment of all kinds. Or, maybe you'd rather lead the projects for building them. Take a look at PayScale's list of most popular mechanical engineering degree jobs.

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Jobs ranked by popularity among graduates. Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees from all colleges. See full methodology for more.

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Popular Mechanical Engineering Degree Jobs - Full List
Popular Mechanical Engineering Degree Jobs Median Salary All U.S.
Mechanical Engineer $74,400
Mechanical Design Engineer $69,400
Project Engineer $82,700
Manufacturing Engineer $73,400
Design Engineering Manager $111,000
HVAC Mechanical Engineer $82,400
Project Manager, Construction $90,200
Manufacturing Engineering Manager $102,000
Manufacturing Process Engineer $75,500
Applications Engineer $72,100
Project Engineer, Construction $62,000
Project Manager, Manufacturing $84,000
Aerospace Engineer $96,500
Product Development Engineer, Automotive $86,800
Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace $98,600
Project Engineer, Manufacturing $83,400
Product Design Engineer, (Unspecified Type) $83,800
Senior Software Engineer $98,600
Plant Manager, Manufacturing $103,000
Field Sales Engineer $95,900
Software Developer $76,900
Vice President (VP), Engineering $154,000
Structural Engineer $77,500
Operations Manager $71,400
Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace $107,000
Methodology
All data is limited to those with a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Jobs are listed in order of relative popularity amongst graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the given major from any college. Median salary for each job title is for individuals with any major who have a typical amount of experience at that job. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data, and may not represent all individuals in these categories. See full methodology for more.