The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Designer is $69,528 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$51,724 - $96,055
(Median)
$52K
$70K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,528
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$24.45 - $48.72
(Median)
$24
$31
$49
MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$51,724 - $96,055  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,397  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $6,806  
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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$52,396 - $99,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$24.45 - $48.72  
   
Overtime
$34.15 - $71.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,397  
   
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $6,806  
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).
)
$52,396 - $99,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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Job Description for Senior Mechanical Designer

Senior mechanical designers are in charge of creating effective mechanical designs for their company and developing mechanical concepts and drawings to meet project requirements. They utilize complex software tools to make technical designs that fulfill mechanical specifications, and these individuals must possess strong communication skills to facilitate the design process and reach project completion. Senior mechanical designers analyze sketches and blueprints for feasibility and compliance, as well as use a computer with computer-aided design (CAD) software to make modifications to existing designs.

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Senior Mechanical Designer Tasks

  • Provide estimates for time, cost, performance, and materials.
  • Develop, test, and execute complex mechanical systems and designs that reveal their functions.
  • Participate in design team process and generate ideas for architecture or product design.
  • Create meticulous documentation for each project's requirements and design.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,732

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Senior Mechanical Designer Advice

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

Senior Mechanical Designer in Fremont:
"Advice."
This job is what you make of it. There is no time or room for whiners or lazy people. If you work hard and support the engineers you will be employed for a while if not it will be back to the streets. We have many projects to get done in a short amount of time. IF you need help ask for it.

Senior Mechanical Designer in New Orleans:
"The more you know the better."
Get as many certifications as you can get. Learn materials and how they work.

Senior Mechanical Designer in Seattle:
"The longest distance between two points is a shortcut."
Take time to do it right. Don't be paralyzed by over analyzing all details. Move fast, get help.

Senior Mechanical Designer in Madison:
"Requirements Of the Position, Duties, Etc.."
Stay on top of job requirements and get training whenever possible.

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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Designer Salaries


National Average
$71,000



Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Designer Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 2%

Autodesk Software
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$71,000

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

AutoDesk
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 2%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%


Autocad 2000i
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 64 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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