Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Salary

An Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of $64,026 per year.

$49,572 - $81,245
$50K
$64K
$81K
MEDIAN: $64,026
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50%
90%

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$14.68 - $35.98
$15
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $24.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$49,572 - $81,245  
   
Bonus
$96.30 - $7,727  
Profit Sharing
$49.43 - $7,413  
Commission
$-0.50 - $39,453  
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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$48,224 - $83,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13,197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $35.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.92  
Overtime
$22.13 - $49.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$96.30 - $7,727  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $39,453  
Profit Sharing
$49.43 - $7,413  
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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$48,224 - $83,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,509

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National Average: $64,472

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Mechanical Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Mechanical Engineer in Estonia:
"Feel the future."
Engineers are people how try to research something new to provide ideal triangle: quality money time. In Solving every task should see new way to progress.

Mechanical Engineer in Hartford:
"Stay current, know everything."
There is virtually no such thing as a purely mechanical device anymore. You must know electricity, electronics, power, controls, batteries, etc. You must master materials and processes. You must know something about thermal management. You must know something about optics, imaging and lighting. You must be aware of quality control and inspection. You must be communicative, out-front, cordial, persuasive and confident.

Mechanical Engineer in Huntsville:
"Know what you should know."
Hone your design skills and understanding of what a realistic solution should look like. Familiarize yourself with the recognized standards in your field/industry early in your career. These will help you earn the respect and trust of your colleagues and management.

Mechanical Engineer in Clearfield:
"Be a people person, not just a desk jockey."
Of course I could say to be a hard worker and hone your engineering skills, but that goes without saying. I think it's just as important to hone interpersonal skills so you will be able to network and learn from others within your own and other organizations you might interact with. If you are brilliant and nobody else knows it, then you are not doing yourself any favors.

Mechanical Engineer in Lexington:
"Figure out your niche."
The field of Mechanical Engineering is very broad. You can choose to be a "general practitioner" and not specialize in any area, but that might limit salary potential. Focused jobs seem to offer the higher pay, but you do risk limiting employment opportunities. But in the long run, if you're doing what you like and getting compensated for it, you will be happier.

Mechanical Engineer in Fife:
"Clear Communication."
Clearly communicate the motives for your ideas and what you think you can do to solve the issue. If you can communicate to your team you are much more likely to be happy with your team and your work.

Mechanical Engineer in Nashville:
"Keep Learning."
Always keep learning. Never say, "That's not my job." Focus on the problem at hand, not the blame.

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1397 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries


▲5%



▲4%

▲4%


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

Microsoft Office
▼0%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$64,000


▼2%


▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1397 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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