Mechanical Engineering Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineering Manager is $99,091 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Mechanical Engineering Manager Total Pay (?
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$71,910 - $134,264
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MEDIAN: $99,091
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Mechanical Engineering Manager Total Pay (?
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$13.18 - $78.91
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MEDIAN: $37.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,910 - $134,264  
   
Bonus
$-0.42 - $19,951  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $13,063  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,861  
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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$72,536 - $147,913  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 814
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $78.91  
   
Overtime
$1.21 - $78.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$-0.42 - $19,951  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,861  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $13,063  
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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$72,536 - $147,913  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 814
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Job Description for Mechanical Engineering Manager
Mechanical engineer managers are responsible for the overall management of the mechanical engineering department, including both administrative and technical aspects. They also serve on project teams and as a lead engineer under the general direction of a project engineer. They manage engineering and design teams, and they must possess strong leadership and communication skills.
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Mechanical Engineering Manager Tasks
  • Review and improve cost reduction, maintenance, documentation, and other programs.
  • Provide expertise to direct and strategize mechanical engineering design and implementation.
  • Supervise mechanical engineers in production, inspection and review of tools, ensuring quality and timeliness.
  • Select, approve and test materials and supplies for quality and conformance to specifications.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Diego
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Portland
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Auburn Hills
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Chicago
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Dallas
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San Jose
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Atlanta
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Charlotte
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National Average
$105,000
Irvine
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Cleveland
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Los Angeles
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Milwaukee
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Cincinnati
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Tempe
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Manager Salaries

National Average
$105,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Manager Salaries

Leadership
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Engineering Design
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Product Development
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National Average
$105,000
Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Budget Management
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
32%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%
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