Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Senior Mechanical Design Engineers do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $77K, increasing to $82K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $90K after one to two decades. As Senior Mechanical Design Engineers reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $100K. This workforce includes a range of age distribution and is widely spread out: of those who responded, 33 percent have between one and nine years of experience; 39 percent have 10-20 years, and the remaining 28 percent report more than a couple decades of experience.