Mechanical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois (United States)

A Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $63,673 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$49,578 - $80,991
(Median)
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64K
71K
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MEDIAN: $63,673
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Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$16.54 - $37.47
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$49,578 - $80,991  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,426  
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $10,067  
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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$49,187 - $82,241  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 315
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.54 - $37.47  
   
Overtime
$25.71 - $41.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,426  
   
Profit Sharing
$486.45 - $10,067  
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).
)
$49,187 - $82,241  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

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

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Project
up arrow 9%
Project Management
up arrow 5%
ANSYS
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%
Pro/Engineer
0%
National Average
$65,000
Autocad 2000i
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
SolidWorks
up arrow 4%
Matlab
up arrow 4%
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
AutoDesk
up arrow 6%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 8%
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