Chief Mechanical Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Chief Mechanical Engineer is $100,555 per year. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$66,851 - $153,494
(Median)
$67K
$100K
$150K
MEDIAN: $100,555
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50%
90%

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$12.56 - $146.81
(Median)
$13
$40
$150
MEDIAN: $39.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$66,851 - $153,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$68,682 - $164,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $146.81  
   
Overtime
$18.65 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,013 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$68,682 - $164,556  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Chief Mechanical Engineer

Chief mechanical engineers hold high-level engineering positions. They not only work on their own projects, but also oversee other engineers working on their projects. They are also expected to be involved with the financial and planning aspects of projects rather than simply the engineering aspect. As such, there are numerous career opportunities in mechanical engineering and the jobs can vary greatly.

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Chief Mechanical Engineer Tasks

  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.
  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.

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Experience Affects Chief Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$104,000

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Chief Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 14%

National Average
$104,000

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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