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Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Salary

An Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of $61,360 per year.

$47,900 - $77,466
(Median)
$48K
$61K
$77K
MEDIAN: $61,360
10%
50%
90%

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$14.73 - $34.49
(Median)
$15
$24
$34
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$47,900 - $77,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,339  
Profit Sharing
$490.01 - $7,329  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
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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$45,720 - $79,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13,984
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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $34.49  
   
Overtime
$21.99 - $49.34  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,339  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,590  
Profit Sharing
$490.01 - $7,329  
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).
)
$45,720 - $79,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,635

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Mechanical Engineer Advice

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

Mechanical Engineer in Las Vegas:
"Focus on capabilities and work for good people."
Even when facing limited opportunities, take the risk of lower wages for the opportunity to work for people who will help you learn.

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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Project Management
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Pro/Engineer
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Project
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Matlab
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Engineering Design
0%

C++
0%

National Average
$62,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2776 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 9%