Chief Mechanical Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Chief Mechanical Engineer is $97,953 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.

$62,043 - $153,494
(Median)
$62K
$98K
$150K
MEDIAN: $97,953
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$12.56 - $97.87
(Median)
$13
$32
$98
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$62,043 - $153,494  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,330  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $15,574  
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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$61,003 - $159,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$12.56 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$18.84 - $97.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $22,330  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $15,574  
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).
)
$61,003 - $159,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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
$101,000

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Chief Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 17%

National Average
$101,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%
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