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Mechanical Engineer Salary (United States)

A Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of $64,212 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.
Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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$48,707 - $89,268
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MEDIAN: $64,211
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Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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$14.76 - $40.66
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$48,707 - $89,268  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,089  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,719  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,602  
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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$47,195 - $92,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20,097
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $40.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $15.83  
Overtime
$22.37 - $51.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,089  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,602  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,719  
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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$47,195 - $92,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,314
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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 Difference By Location

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Mechanical Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Mechanical Engineer?
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
$65,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Engineering Design
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$65,000
Microsoft Office
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SolidWorks
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Matlab
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Autocad 2000i
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 5286 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 9%