Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary

Demand for Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers runs highest in California; the three top-paying cities are San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Overall incomes of Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers generally bottom out at around $68K and peak near $107K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$66,766 - $101,960
$67K
$82K
$100K
MEDIAN: $81,661
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$27.80 - $69.53
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MEDIAN: $40.07
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$0$106K
Salary $66,766 - $101,960
Bonus $700 - $10,279
Profit Sharing $710 - $10,214
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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$67,867 - $106,600
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 698
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $27.80 - $69.53
Overtime $23.15 - $50.68
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $700 - $10,279
Profit Sharing $710 - $10,214
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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$67,867 - $106,600
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Mechanical Engineer


Employees at Northrop Grumman Corporation take home the smallest paychecks, and $79K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $68K and quickly nearing the top at only $89K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $84,261

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Francisco — each tucked away in California — boast salaries above the national rate for Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers, making this state top of the list for those looking to make even more money in this profession. Compared to the national average, Schenectady Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers have considerably lower salaries, 24 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers pay around 19 percent less in Salt Lake City and 9 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Senior Mechanical Engineer Advice

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

Senior Mechanical Engineer in Camas:
"Be a problem solver."
The best type of engineer is one who is drawn to solving problems. Even those that may not fall directly under mechanical engineering. Be open to support other departments as your training makes you an excellent problem solver.

Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Diego:
"Mentor."
Look for a Mentor in every new job you start. After graduation, spend no more than 2 years at each job, then move to a new company. Do this for 6-7 years, then settle on a final company, and commit to them for the long term. You will create an incredible network of peers and mentors, and gain much more valuable experience.

Senior Mechanical Engineer in Medina:
"Engineering is not how they teach it in school."
At least in this field be prepared for a lot of writing and documentation. The better you can express yourself the better. You can never be too creative or innovative.

Senior Mechanical Engineer in Malysia Kualalam:
"Work with Good company good salary."
Still take experience from other people dont miss good company because of salary.

Senior Mechanical Engineer in Minneapolis:
"Worth."
Make sure you know what you are worth and work hard to achieve it.

Senior Mechanical Engineer in Fort Wayne:
"Get 3D."
I wish I would have had more 3d drafting training and experience.

Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco:
"Keep learning your entire career."
Keep learning every day. Take additional classes. Stay as general as possible. Get your engineering license. Attend trade shows. Network with other engineers.

Key Stats for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
47%
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Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

ANSYS Simulation Software
▲5%

Data Analysis
▲3%

Technical Analysis
▲2%

Simulation
▲2%

Product Development
▼0%

Matlab
▼0%

National Average
$84,000

ANSYS
▼1%

Project Management
▼1%

Engineering Design
▼3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼3%

SolidWorks
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Design
▼3%

AutoCAD
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 4%
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