A Mechanical Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa earns an average salary of $69,610 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in SolidWorks is associated with high pay for this job.

$49,551 - $88,100
(Median)
$50K
$70K
$88K
MEDIAN: $69,609
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$49,551 - $88,100  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
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$49,893 - $93,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$70,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

SolidWorks
up arrow 14%

Engineering Design
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$70,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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