Chief Mechanical Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Chief Mechanical Engineer is $99,716 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$72,220 - $154,563
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MEDIAN: $99,716
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Salary
$72,220 - $154,563  
   
Bonus
$496.65 - $20,426  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$70,584 - $169,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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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

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

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Key Stats for Chief Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
53%
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Experience Affects Chief Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲9%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$103,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Skills That Affect Chief Mechanical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$103,000

Engineering Design
▼1%

Project Management
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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