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Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of $76,188 per year.
Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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$61,855 - $95,331
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $76,188
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Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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$24.47 - $44.98
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$61,855 - $95,331  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,922  
Profit Sharing
$992 - $8,128  
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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$62,952 - $99,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,020
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$24.47 - $44.98  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,922  
   
Profit Sharing
$992 - $8,128  
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).
)
$62,952 - $99,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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$78,000
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Senior Mechanical Engineer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Senior Mechanical Engineer in Lake Charles:
"High Degree Of Responsibility And Ethics."
Basics in Engineering are key. Quick for change in job responsibilities and project objectives. Ability to work with cross-functional teams. Ability to work with muti-ethnical teams. Ability to work with multi-site teams. Occasional travel. Willingness for domestic relocation every 5 to 8 years. Willingness to relocate international if required. Ability to mentor younger engineers.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

ANSYS
up arrow 5%
Simulation
up arrow 3%
Matlab
up arrow 2%
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
up arrow 2%
Project Management
0%
Engineering Design
0%
SolidWorks
0%
Technical Analysis
0%
National Average
$78,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
AutoCAD
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Design
up arrow 2%
Product Development
up arrow 3%
Pro/Engineer
up arrow 4%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 285 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 3%