Mechanical Designer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mechanical Designer is $52,813 per year.
Mechanical Designer Total Pay (?
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$39,506 - $73,126
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MEDIAN: $52,813
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Mechanical Designer Total Pay (?
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$16.63 - $32.51
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,506 - $73,126  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,510  
Profit Sharing
$483.55 - $4,438  
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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$37,890 - $74,111  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,064
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.63 - $32.51  
   
Overtime
$24.05 - $47.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,510  
   
Profit Sharing
$483.55 - $4,438  
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).
)
$37,890 - $74,111  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,064
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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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$53,000
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Experience Affects Mechanical Designer Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Designer Salaries

Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Excel
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Design
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Autodesk Revit MEP
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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SolidWorks
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AutoCAD Mechanical
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National Average
$53,000
AutoCAD
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Microsoft Office
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Autodesk Inventor
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AutoDesk
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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 13%
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