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Mechanical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $64,986 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. A skill in Project is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$50,044 - $83,729
(Median)
$50K
$65K
$84K
MEDIAN: $64,986
10%
50%
90%

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$17.11 - $37.99
(Median)
$17
$30
$38
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,044 - $83,729  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,771  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10,000  
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).
)
$49,823 - $86,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 330
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.11 - $37.99  
   
Overtime
$25.56 - $42.93  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,771  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $10,000  
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).
)
$49,823 - $86,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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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.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 24%


National Average
$66,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Project
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

ANSYS
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

National Average
$66,000

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Matlab
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Autocad 2000i
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%

AutoDesk
up arrow 6%

SolidWorks
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 6%