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Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of $60,445 per year.
Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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$46,357 - $76,000
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MEDIAN: $60,444
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Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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$13.92 - $33.64
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$46,357 - $76,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,236  
Profit Sharing
$499.04 - $6,814  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
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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$44,321 - $78,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,756
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.92 - $33.64  
   
Overtime
$21.53 - $47.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,236  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$499.04 - $6,814  
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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$44,321 - $78,107  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,709
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Mechanical Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Mechanical Engineer in State College:
"Consider all your options."
Go to a small, reputable school. Get involved in school activities. Get hands on experience. Don't become a (mechanical) engineer for: money; if you're an introvert; if you're afraid to get your hands dirty; if you don't enjoy continual learning.
Mechanical Engineer in Danbury:
"Take care of yourself...thats what any company would do."
Working for a successful, fulfilling, and exciting organization is something most engineers strive to become apart of. Loyalty to your organization is a noble trait for any employee, however when ever the thought begins to creep into your mind that this is not the company for you, it's best to move on and find a new opportunity. Always stay ethical, work to the best of your abilities, and challenge yourself, but never let anyone take advantage of you. Only one life to accomplish your goals.
Mechanical Engineer in Arvada:
Stick with your knowledge and know how to support your work with fact. Be truthful and honest even if the results are not in favor of your theory.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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Pro/Engineer
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Project Management
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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$61,000
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 10%