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Junior Mechanical Engineer Salary

Pay for Junior Mechanical Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $54K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $5K, total cash payment to Junior Mechanical Engineers can bottom out at $38K or peak near $70K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Junior Mechanical Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 86 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$39,619 - $68,409
(Median)
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54K
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MEDIAN: $54,380
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$13.94 - $30.85
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,619 - $68,409  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $4,966  
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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$37,594 - $69,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $30.85  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $43.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.34 - $4,966  
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).
)
$37,594 - $69,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
United States (change)

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.

Common Career Paths for Junior Mechanical Engineer


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Compensation may increase greatly for Junior Mechanical Engineers who advance to upper-end positions like Senior Mechanical Engineer. Median pay for Senior Mechanical Engineers is $88K per year.

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Popular Skills for Junior Mechanical Engineer


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Matlab, Engineering Design, SolidWorks, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Computer Aided Design as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. AutoCAD and Test Engineering also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in AutoCAD.

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Experience Affects Junior Mechanical Engineer Salaries


National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Junior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 20%

Engineering Design
up arrow 6%

National Average
$54,000

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Test Engineering
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
34%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%