The average pay for a Chief Mechanical Engineer is $90,605 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Engineering Design and AutoCAD. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Chief Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$51,605 - $137,159
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MEDIAN: $90,605
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Chief Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$13.74 - $55.96
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,605 - $137,159  
   
Bonus
$495.79 - $15,260  
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $12,674  
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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$49,444 - $145,869  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 400
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.74 - $55.96  
   
Overtime
$19.74 - $70.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$495.79 - $15,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$481.77 - $12,674  
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).
)
$49,444 - $145,869  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 400
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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 16%
National Average
$91,000
Experienced
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Chief Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 22%
AutoCAD
up arrow 12%
Project Management
up arrow 6%
National Average
$91,000
HVAC System Design
up arrow 21%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 97 votes.
Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
50%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%
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