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Chief Mechanical Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Chief Mechanical Engineer is $94,880 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.
$58,925 - $148,735
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MEDIAN: $94,880
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$14.13 - $55.75
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$58,925 - $148,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,797  
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $15,396  
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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$56,770 - $153,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $55.75  
   
Overtime
$19.82 - $85.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,797  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,939 - $15,396  
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).
)
$56,770 - $153,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
United States (change)

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 17%

National Average
$96,000

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Chief Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 16%

National Average
$96,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 8%