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Doctorate (PhD), Mechanical Engineering (ME) Degree Average Salary

Employees with a Doctorate (PhD), Mechanical Engineering (ME) Degree
Salary Ranges by Job
Job Title
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$0$90K$180K
Mechanical Engineer
40 salaries
$65,436 - $98,921  
  
Senior Mechanical Engineer
27 salaries
$83,394 - $129,324  
Research Engineer
13 salaries
$80,372 - $113,465  
Principal Mechanical Engineer
10 salaries
$94,630 - $148,994  
Senior Project Engineer
7 salaries
$94,964 - $103,993  
Research Scientist
6 salaries
$74,851 - $110,468  
Vice President (VP), Engineering
5 salaries
$144,416 - $172,174  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263

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Key Stats

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %
Salary
$75,328 - $92,734
Salary
$76,567 - $124,755
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
$77,676 - $115,826
$68,930 - $124,000
$83,508 - $100,000
$79,354 - $137,569
$78,611 - $119,831
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