Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Senior Mechanical Engineer is $87,705 per year.
Senior Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$68,239 - $117,876
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MEDIAN: $87,704
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Senior Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$29.44 - $72.67
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,239 - $117,876  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,436  
Profit Sharing
$907 - $9,971  
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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$69,570 - $124,912  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,769
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$29.44 - $72.67  
   
Overtime
$28.66 - $71.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,436  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $21,532  
Profit Sharing
$907 - $9,971  
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).
)
$69,570 - $124,912  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,769
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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

National Average
$91,000

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Technical Analysis
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Simulation
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Product Development
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ANSYS
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Design
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Project Management
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Microsoft Word
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Excel
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Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
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National Average
$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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