Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Salary

An Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of $62,527 per year.

$48,746 - $79,143
(Median)
$49K
$63K
$79K
MEDIAN: $62,527
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$14.87 - $35.47
(Median)
$15
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,746 - $79,143  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,827  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $7,622  
Commission
$0.00 - $39,149  
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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$47,243 - $81,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16,521
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $35.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.92 - $49.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,827  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $39,149  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $7,622  
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).
)
$47,243 - $81,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,840
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,131

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Mechanical Engineer Advice

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

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.

Mechanical Engineer in Portland:
"Keep Learning."
Always try to learn new things. Never say, "That's not my job." Focus on solving the problem at hand, not the blame.

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Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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Project Management
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Pro/Engineer
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Matlab
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Excel
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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National Average
$63,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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SolidWorks
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2227 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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