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Mechanical Designer Salary

The average salary for a Mechanical Designer is $53,740 per year.
$39,878 - $74,439
(Median)
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74K
MEDIAN: $53,740
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$16.84 - $32.32
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,878 - $74,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,855  
Profit Sharing
$491.79 - $4,079  
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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$38,135 - $74,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.84 - $32.32  
   
Overtime
$24.55 - $47.26  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,855  
   
Profit Sharing
$491.79 - $4,079  
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).
)
$38,135 - $74,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,070
United States (change)

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.

Common Career Paths for Mechanical Designer


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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

Mechanical Designer Reviews

What is it like working as a Mechanical Designer?
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
$53,000



Skills That Affect Mechanical Designer Salaries


Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Autodesk Revit MEP
0%

National Average
$53,000

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

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

AutoCAD Mechanical
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

AutoDesk
up arrow 4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 511 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
20%

Common Health Benefits

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