The average pay for a Junior Mechanical Engineer is $53,837 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Junior Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$38,839 - $65,685
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MEDIAN: $53,837
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Junior Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.83 - $30.06
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,839 - $65,685  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,215  
Profit Sharing
$25.00 - $3,400  
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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$36,421 - $67,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.83 - $30.06  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $44.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,215  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.00 - $3,400  
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).
)
$36,421 - $67,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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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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Gender
Female
19%
female alumni
 
Male
81%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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