The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer in Fairfax, Virginia is $72,253 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$49,643 - $150,722
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$50K
$72K
$150K
MEDIAN: $72,252
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$50,382 - $150,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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About Fairfax, Virginia

Fairfax city, Virginia
22,565
Male:
11,638 (49.5%)
Female:
11,869 (50.5%)
Fairfax (/ˈfɛər.fæks/ FAIR-faks), colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, Historic Fairfax, or City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census the population was 22,565, which had risen to an estimated 24,013 as of 2015. The city of Fairfax is an enclave within Fairfax County. However, Fairfax County is a separate political entity. The city of Fairfax, and the area immediately surrounding the historical border of the city of Fairfax, also officially designated by Fairfax County as "Fairfax", comprise the county seat of Fairfax County. Situated in Northern Virginia, Fairfax is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is 17 miles (27 km) west of Washington, D.C. The Washington Metro's Orange Line serves Fairfax through its Vienna station. CUE Bus and Metrobus operate in Fairfax. George Mason University (GMU), Virginia's largest public institution, is located just outside...
Fairfax:
$100,584
Virginia:
$64,792
$1,671
Fairfax:
$462,800
Virginia:
$243,500
3.8%

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$75,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 29%

SolidWorks
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None:
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