The average salary for a Mechanical Designer is $52,263 per year.
Mechanical Designer Total Pay (?
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$39,267 - $72,206
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52K
61K
72K
MEDIAN: $52,262
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Mechanical Designer Total Pay (?
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$16.41 - $31.99
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,267 - $72,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,404  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $4,093  
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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$37,522 - $73,550  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,929
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.41 - $31.99  
   
Overtime
$23.69 - $46.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,404  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $4,093  
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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$37,522 - $73,550  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,929
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Job Description for Mechanical Designer
Mechanical designers, sometimes called drafters, create designs for mechanical devices such as machines. They are involved in the entire process, from sketching an idea through the manufacturing and testing of the finished product. A mechanical designer can design a wide variety of products, such as refrigerators, robotics, heating equipment, automotives, and aerospace products.
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Mechanical Designer Tasks
  • Produce designs and performs calculations as a member of a project team.
  • Gather and prepare data for reports and studies.
  • Establish testing procedures, investigatory studies and engineering design calculations.
  • Design portions of projects of above average complexity.
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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Designer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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$52,000
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Experience Affects Mechanical Designer Salaries

National Average
$52,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Designer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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SolidWorks
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AutoCAD Mechanical
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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National Average
$52,000
AutoCAD
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Autodesk Inventor
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Microsoft Office
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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 13%
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