Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers come in at around $78K annually on average. In the world of Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $9K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $64K and $103K. Most Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$63,197 - $98,805

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$26.68 - $43.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,197 - $98,805  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,016  
Profit Sharing
$766 - $9,066  
Total Pay (?
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$64,162 - $102,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,020
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.68 - $43.69  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $59.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,016  
   
Profit Sharing
$766 - $9,066  
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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$64,162 - $102,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Pay Difference by Location


Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers, 15 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+10 percent), Minneapolis (+7 percent), Seattle (+4 percent), and San Diego (+3 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Schenectady is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Salt Lake City and Phoenix (15 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Mechanical Engineer Advice

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

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.

Senior Mechanical Engineer in Bend:
"Don't take your current job for granted."
Evaluate the perks of your current job before leaving for a new one. E.G. - Verify that your new job will have the same ones or ones worth giving up that you care about.

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
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Data Analysis
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Matlab
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Simulation
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Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
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Technical Analysis
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National Average
$80,000

Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Engineering Design
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SolidWorks
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Product Development
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Design
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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AutoCAD
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 3%
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