The average Mechanical Engineer in New Orleans, La. earns approximately $70K per year. The majority of New Orleans Mechanical Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$52,916 - $111,236
MEDIAN: $70,087

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$54,903 - $110,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

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

Mechanical Engineers in New Orleans, La. with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $70K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $85K on average. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $103K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $155K on average.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Excel
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Engineering Design
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Project Management
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Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

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autodesk autocad
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 5%