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Mechanical Engineer Salary

A Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of $65,715 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$49,571 - $91,598
(Median)
$50K
$66K
$92K
MEDIAN: $65,714
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50%
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$15.33 - $41.46
(Median)
$15
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$49,571 - $91,598  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,179  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,042  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
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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$48,816 - $94,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21,020
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.33 - $41.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $15.83  
Overtime
$22.81 - $52.85  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,179  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $8,042  
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).
)
$48,816 - $94,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,283

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Mechanical Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical Engineer in Chico:
"I get to solve problems."
Pros: I work with a good team. We work together to find effective solutions to the problems our company faces.
Cons: The pay. Our company hires fresh out of college engineers which is great, but that combined with living in a medium sized town means that our pay does not reflect the national average.

Mechanical Engineer in Chicago:
Pros: The ability to tie in theory of coursework to the real world and to see a product go from concept to development.
Cons: Lack of communication, unclear path of company, bad executive decisions.

Mechanical Engineer in La Mirada:
"Love What I Do."
Pros: Every job is new. I am on a project from the very beginning to installation on the customer's floor. I love being able to see my design come to life on the customer's floor.
Cons: Lack of proper processes with my current employment. Lack of communication. Lack of proper research and information gathering prior to start of projects. Lack of appreciation for loyal contributing employees.

Mechanical Engineer in Ramallah:
"It Is Always About You, Study Hard, Work Hard And Think Big."
Pros: Knowing every single detail is what makes you strong in your job, and that's can be done by "ASKING" don't ever be afraid of ask how and why!
Cons: Working stress and pressure makes your commitment to do work in perfect way is not going to be a priority sometimes.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries




National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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Pro/Engineer
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Engineering Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average
$67,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4113 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%
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