A Mechanical Design Engineer earns an average salary of $61,114 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Mechanical Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$47,240 - $81,878
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61K
70K
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MEDIAN: $61,114
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Mechanical Design Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.96 - $39.29
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$47,240 - $81,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
Profit Sharing
$491.79 - $5,979  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,878  
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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$45,552 - $84,422  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,978
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.96 - $39.29  
   
Overtime
$22.27 - $49.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,544  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,878  
Profit Sharing
$491.79 - $5,979  
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).
)
$45,552 - $84,422  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,978
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Design Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Denver
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Detroit
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Boston
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Seattle
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Minneapolis
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Chicago
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Cincinnati
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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

Engineering Design
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Pro/Engineer
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Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
$62,000
AutoCAD
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SolidWorks
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 9%
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