Mechanical Engineer Salary

A Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of $68,268 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.

$51,343 - $96,753
$51K
$69K
$97K
MEDIAN: $68,633
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50%
90%

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$15.48 - $41.70
$15
$27
$42
MEDIAN: $26.57
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$0$99K
Salary $51,343 - $96,753
Bonus $73.97 - $9,840
Profit Sharing $24.88 - $9,761
Commission $0.00 - $38,000
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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$50,186 - $99,120
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19,242
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $15.48 - $41.70
Hourly Tips $3.96
Overtime $23.84 - $55.35
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $73.97 - $9,840
Commission $0.00 - $38,000
Profit Sharing $24.88 - $9,761
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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$50,186 - $99,120
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,114

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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

  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 14,255 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 5,081 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 2,550 salaries. A Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 1,365 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,242

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Mechanical Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical Engineer in Warminster:
Pros: I am able to design right out of school.
Cons: The hectic workplace, no clear chain of command. Unrest, unhappy people.

Mechanical Engineer in Chicago:
Pros: Love it. Flexible working hours. Great office space. Friendly company culture. Very invested in projects.
Cons: I contribute more than I am supposed to given my job description. I feel I am not being compensated appropriately.

Mechanical Engineer in West Palm Beach:
"Mechanical Engineer."
Pros: Rockets engines are fun to work on.
Cons: Government contracts means that funding for projects is at the discretion of congress.

Mechanical Engineer in Seattle:
"Good."
Pros: Very good I like it a lot I get paid and I like it.
Cons: Sometimes I get gassy on taco tuesdays.

Mechanical Engineer in Greenville:
"Fast Paced."
Pros: I like that there is short amount of time compared to most corporations from the time I release a design to when is it fabricated and shipped to the customer. For the most part it is a very laid back culture.
Cons: It is extremely unorganized and the work I do is unappreciated at best. Management sees the engineering department not as value added to the company but as a necessary evil to keep producing custom designs.

Mechanical Engineer in Boston:
Pros: Exciting products, interesting field, good freedom at work.
Cons: Poor scheduling and project management.

Mechanical Engineer in Mahwah:
Pros: Everything about engineering to inspection.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2549 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲44%

▲28%

▲13%

National Average
$69,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries




▲4%

▲4%



Matlab
▼0%

National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%


▼4%


▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2549 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 10%
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