A Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $66,723 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$49,279 - $88,992
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$49K
$67K
$89K
MEDIAN: $66,722
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$12.37 - $42.49
(Median)
$12
$26
$42
MEDIAN: $26.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$49,279 - $88,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$710 - $8,551  
Total Pay (?
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$49,007 - $91,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.37 - $42.49  
   
Overtime
$24.57 - $51.00  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$710 - $8,551  
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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$49,007 - $91,092  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 57%



National Average
$68,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries


Pro/Engineer
up arrow 6%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 2%

Matlab
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$68,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

ANSYS
up arrow 1%


Autocad 2000i
up arrow 6%

AutoDesk
up arrow 9%

SolidWorks
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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