The average pay for a Chief Mechanical Engineer is $99,998 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$79,350 - $154,563
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$76,025 - $169,523  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$103,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Chief Mechanical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$103,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Project Management
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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
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
51%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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