Mechanical Design Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mechanical Design Engineer is $61,838 per year. A skill in Technical Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Mechanical Design Engineer Salary (?
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$47,902 - $82,448
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $61,838
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Mechanical Design Engineer Salary (?
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$15.06 - $37.81
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$47,902 - $82,448  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,905  
Profit Sharing
$493.35 - $6,026  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,250  
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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$46,395 - $84,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $37.81  
   
Overtime
$23.36 - $48.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,905  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,250  
Profit Sharing
$493.35 - $6,026  
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).
)
$46,395 - $84,666  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 574
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Job Description for Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical design engineers are essential to any industry that uses machinery for production or operations. They are responsible for creating and building new machines or improving on current ones. Their job supports the growth of technology and the increase in efficiency in production for many industries.
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Mechanical Design Engineer Tasks
  • Sets the direction of the design staff to create prototypes or drawings of the design effort.
  • Makes changes and corrections in the mechanical design throughout the life of the product.
  • Considers performance, safety, patents, goals, and regulatory requirements when designing products or systems.
  • Researches and analyzes data to determine feasibility of design effort.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Seattle
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National Average
$62,000
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Experience Affects Mechanical Design Engineer Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Design Engineer Salaries

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Pro/Engineer
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Engineering Design
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Design
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$62,000
AutoCAD
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SolidWorks
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Autodesk Inventor
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 10%