Mechanical Designer Salary

The average salary for a Mechanical Designer is $54,603 per year.

$40,179 - $75,546
(Median)
$40K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,603
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$17.02 - $32.99
(Median)
$17
$24
$33
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$40,179 - $75,546  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,918  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $4,105  
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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$38,546 - $76,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.02 - $32.99  
   
Overtime
$24.84 - $47.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $4,105  
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).
)
$38,546 - $76,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,171
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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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What is it like working as a Mechanical Designer?

Mechanical Designer in Seattle:
"CATIA Mechanical Designer."
Pros: Can work early mornings from 6 to 3:30 which helps to beat the rush hour traffic.
Cons: Management is very stressful on every worker, co-workers have cussing habits, co-workers have sexual misconduct habits, blaming others. They watch you at work and make you work hard all day, but don't appreciate your knowledge in how you make them money, while they talk about everything but their work most of the time. President makes you feel small and hates that you have certifications or any kind of education. The President makes fun of the strongest, most productive at work, but rewards those who do nothing. I wore many hats there... MRO Buyer, CATIA Designer, Data Control and they still wanted me to learn other positions so that others did not have to work any. When people left from there, they would not hire anyone, you have to take on their position also. There is not much I can say good about this company.

Mechanical Designer in Menomonee Falls:
"Great Engineering Group, Flexibility, Low Stress Level."
Pros: I love being involved with new product development of medical devices and products that are used to help people. I help oversee the upkeep of our line of Exam tables, clinician's seating, and OEM pads and surfaces. The engineering group are a great bunch on a personal and professional level. The company is very flexible when outside personal needs arise. The company also supports and encourages those who seek to continue their education.
Cons: The communication between departments is not smooth (between Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality Control, etc...). This is because different departments do not share the same priorities. This often results in simple projects exceeding deadlines and budgeted hours.

Mechanical Designer in Milwaukee:
"Detailed, Challenging, Calculating, Fast Paced, Stressful."
Pros: Problem solving, creative, interesting.
Cons: Lack of information from sales personnel that is required to create the work.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Designer Salaries



National Average
$54,000



Skills That Affect Mechanical Designer Salaries


Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Design
0%

Autodesk Revit MEP
0%

National Average
$54,000

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Mechanical
up arrow 2%

AutoCAD Inventor Suites
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 517 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 14%
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