Mechanical Designer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mechanical Designer is $53,224 per year.
Mechanical Designer Salary (?
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$39,676 - $74,367
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,223
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Mechanical Designer Salary (?
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$16.84 - $32.27
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$39,676 - $74,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,843  
Profit Sharing
$490.35 - $4,099  
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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$38,142 - $74,609  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,133
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.84 - $32.27  
   
Overtime
$24.42 - $47.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,843  
   
Profit Sharing
$490.35 - $4,099  
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).
)
$38,142 - $74,609  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,019
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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.

Common Career Paths for Mechanical Designer

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Pay Difference By Location

Buffalo
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Seattle
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Dallas
up arrow 3%
Chicago
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Cleveland
0%
Austin
0%
National Average
$53,000
Dayton
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Toledo
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Pittsburgh
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Experience Affects Mechanical Designer Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Designer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Autodesk Revit MEP
up arrow 1%
Design
up arrow 1%
SolidWorks
0%
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%
AutoCAD Mechanical
0%
National Average
$53,000
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
Autodesk Inventor
up arrow 4%

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Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

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