Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Mechanical Engineer is $88,101 per year.
Senior Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$68,464 - $118,542
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $88,100
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Senior Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$29.59 - $75.19
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,464 - $118,542  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,382  
Profit Sharing
$931 - $10,038  
Commission
$0.00 - $21,532  
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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$69,702 - $125,885  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,573
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$29.59 - $75.19  
   
Overtime
$26.09 - $73.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,382  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $21,532  
Profit Sharing
$931 - $10,038  
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).
)
$69,702 - $125,885  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,573
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Job Description for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior mechanical engineers supervise the teams that develop and design different mechanical items such as tools, engines and machines. They supervise teams of scientists, researchers and other engineers, so they must be good leaders. In developing mechanical items, senior mechanical engineers must also determine what the impact will be on the environment of using the item; a product won't be allowed for legal use if it creates too much pollution. Senior mechanical engineers must also manage and fix any problems that might occur during development, manufacturing, testing and production. They must follow an item from its inception to through production and know everything about that item through every step. Another major duty of theirs is in creating timelines and budgets for products.
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Senior Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.
  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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$91,000

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Technical Analysis
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Simulation
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ANSYS
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Product Development
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Design
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Project Management
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Engineering Design
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$91,000
Microsoft Office
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AutoCAD
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SolidWorks
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Gender

Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 5%
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