The average salary for a Mechanical Designer is $56,815 per year.

$41,601 - $77,450
(Median)
$42K
$57K
$77K
MEDIAN: $56,814
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$17.22 - $35.10
(Median)
$17
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,601 - $77,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,940  
Profit Sharing
$496.08 - $4,952  
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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$39,813 - $78,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 990
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.22 - $35.10  
   
Overtime
$24.84 - $49.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$496.08 - $4,952  
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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$39,813 - $78,959  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 860
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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 Difference by Location

National Average: $55,856

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What is it like working as a Mechanical Designer?

Mechanical Designer in Tustin:
"The management."
Pros: I am able to take on my own projects and see them from beginning to end. I feel that I am growing a lot and learning a lot.
Cons: The company is understaffed, and because of that there are times where I have to put in extra hours to get work done. My boss is also pretty busy and doesn't set aside much time whenever I need to go over things with him.

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
$56,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Designer Salaries


Engineering Design
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Design
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Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical
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Autodesk Revit MEP
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Autodesk AutoCAD Inventor LT
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National Average
$56,000

SolidWorks
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
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Microsoft Excel
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Word
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Autodesk Inventor
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autodesk autocad
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 296 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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