A Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of $63,144 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$47,907 - $87,663
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MEDIAN: $63,144
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Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.44 - $39.24
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$47,907 - $87,663  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,188  
Profit Sharing
$495.72 - $7,405  
Commission
$0.00 - $24,703  
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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$45,699 - $90,613  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23,612
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.44 - $39.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $26.10  
Overtime
$21.73 - $50.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,188  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $24,703  
Profit Sharing
$495.72 - $7,405  
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).
)
$45,699 - $90,613  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23,612
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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required.
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Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.
  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$64,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Engineering Design
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$64,000
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Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 9%
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