Entry-Level Mechanical Designer Salary

For Entry-Level Mechanical Designers, yearly average wages total $52K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Mechanical Designers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $4K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $37K and $65K. For the most part, Entry-Level Mechanical Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$39,618 - $66,199
$40K
$52K
$66K
MEDIAN: $52,254
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50%
90%

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$16.21 - $27.08
$16
$21
$27
MEDIAN: $20.59
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$0$66K
Salary $39,618 - $66,199
Bonus $0.00 - $4,005
Profit Sharing $397.32 - $5,034
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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$37,096 - $64,801
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 410
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $16.21 - $27.08
Overtime $22.97 - $38.60
Annual Data $0$64K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,005
Profit Sharing $397.32 - $5,034
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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$37,096 - $64,801
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 387

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Mechanical Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,957

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Mechanical Designers in Dallas enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Mechanical Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+20 percent), Denver (+14 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). Wausau ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Green Bay and Pittsburgh (14 percent lower).

Mechanical Designer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Mechanical Designer in Dallas:
"Good to know."
Be well versed in data management and be familiar with a variety of mechanical systems. Learn to represent yourself as an independent contractor. This prepares you for confident communication.

Mechanical Designer in Cleveland:
"Career opportunities, health care, retirement."
Reach companies and the position that you are inquiring about.

Mechanical Designer in Seattle:
"Petty politics."
Coordinate with users (customer)

Mechanical Designer in Groveland:
"Get a degree."
Without an associate or bachelor's degree there is no upward mobility.

Mechanical Designer in Chicago:
"Get it in writing."
Make sure all the promises are written down and signed.

Mechanical Designer in Tucson:
"Designer to Engineer, consider it."
Consider continuing your education and obtaining a mechanical engineering degree from an accredited institution. The designer positions are slowly decreasing to be replaced by engineers...if you can't fight 'em, join 'em.

Mechanical Designer in Houston:
"Even Cost Of Living Increases Are Hard To Get."
Get all you ever want to make up front, you will not see more than cost of living increases and they are rare and disguised as promotion or merit raises.

Key Stats for Mechanical Designer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Mechanical Designer Salaries

Autodesk Revit MEP
▲10%

AutoCAD MEP
▲6%


National Average
$50,000

autodesk autocad
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Design
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼2%

Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical
▼2%


Microsoft Office
▼4%


▼5%

▼6%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
▼6%

AutoCAD Mechanical
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 154 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 18%
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