Junior Mechanical Engineer Salary (United States)

A Junior Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of $53,875 per year. A skill in Matlab is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.
Junior Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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$39,035 - $67,919
(Median)
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46K
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61K
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MEDIAN: $53,874
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Junior Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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$14.43 - $30.47
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$39,035 - $67,919  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $2,000  
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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$36,994 - $68,800  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $30.47  
   
Overtime
$20.71 - $42.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $2,000  
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).
)
$36,994 - $68,800  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Junior Mechanical Engineer

A junior mechanical engineer holds an entry-level position on the path to becoming a senior mechanical engineer. Generally, a junior mechanical engineer works under the supervision of a senior mechanical engineer and reports to the company's director of engineering. In most environments, junior mechanical engineers are responsible for creating detailed designs, drawings, and technical documentation of mechanical components of a project. Although they work under the supervision of a senior colleague, junior mechanical engineers work alongside junior and senior mechanical engineers to complete projects. However, in some situations, junior level mechanical engineers work independently to complete work assignments.
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Junior Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Resolve product development issues through creative testing and re-engineering.
  • Perform necessary technical calculations and testing to ensure functional and sound work-product.
  • Provide technical design support to engineering team.
  • Prepare detailed reports to demonstrate technical progress and accomplishments on projects.

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Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$53,000
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Experience Affects Junior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$53,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Junior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$53,000
SolidWorks
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Pro/Engineer
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AutoCAD
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
15%
female alumni
 
Male
85%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
31%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%
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