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Chief Mechanical Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Chief Mechanical Engineer is $93,176 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.
Chief Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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$56,189 - $148,943
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $93,175
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Chief Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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$13.09 - $67.87
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$56,189 - $148,943  
   
Bonus
$101.01 - $19,347  
Profit Sharing
$1,987 - $14,681  
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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$51,819 - $153,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $67.87  
   
Overtime
$20.04 - $83.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$101.01 - $19,347  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,987 - $14,681  
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).
)
$51,819 - $153,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Chief Mechanical Engineer

  • 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 18%
National Average
$94,000
Experienced
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Chief Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 20%
Project Management
up arrow 3%
National Average
$94,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 11%