Popular Mechanical Engineering Degree Jobs

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It's no surprise that a mechanical engineering degree will get you into a variety of industries and help you find a well-paid career. Some of the best paid gigs top $90,000 per year on average, like engineering project manager. Take a look at PayScale's list of most popular mechanical engineering degree jobs to see which interest you.

Methodology
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
National Median Pay
HVAC Design Engineer $64,700
Mechanical Engineer $71,800
HVAC Mechanical Engineer $77,300
Mechanical Design Engineer $67,400
HVAC Systems Engineer $73,600
Automotive Engineer $76,400
Mechanical Engineering Manager $106,000
Energy Engineer $85,300
Product Design Engineer $70,100
Mechanical Designer $54,000
Applications Engineer $71,900
Product Development Engineer $82,700
Project Engineer $81,300
Manufacturing Engineer $73,000
Research and Development Engineer $78,000
Project Manager, Engineering $93,600
Field Sales Engineer $87,400
Test Engineer $71,300
Industrial Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer $66,600
Technical Sales Engineer $87,800
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.
 
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