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Popular Mechanical Engineering Degree Jobs

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If you were the kind of kid who took apart your toys to understand how they worked, you might like a career in mechanical engineering. You could work in design or lead teams of builders. Take a look at PayScale's list of most popular mechanical engineering degree jobs.

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 National Median Pay
Mechanical Engineer $72,400
Mechanical Design Engineer $65,800
Manufacturing Engineer $73,100
Project Engineer $86,800
HVAC Mechanical Engineer $79,200
Design Engineering Manager $105,000
Construction Project Manager $88,200
Automotive Engineer $80,600
Manufacturing Project Engineer $79,100
Manufacturing Engineering Manager $101,000
Construction Project Engineer $71,500
Manufacturing Project Manager $83,200
Aviation/Aerospace Project Engineer $97,000
Applications Engineer $79,700
Product Design Engineer $77,700
Test Engineer $73,700
Vice President of Engineering $158,000
Industrial Project Engineer $89,300
Operations Manager $72,500
Field Sales Engineer $93,400
Research and Development Engineer $88,000
Manufacturing Plant Manager $102,000
Energy Engineer $88,500
HVAC Design Engineer $67,100
Quality Assurance / Quality Control Engineer $67,800
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.
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