Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary

An average Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer can expect to take home roughly $78K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $9K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $64K to $103K depending on individual performance. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,058 - $98,743
(Median)
$63K
$78K
$99K
MEDIAN: $77,920
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$27.40 - $44.83
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$27
$35
$45
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,058 - $98,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,022  
Profit Sharing
$773 - $9,040  
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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$64,092 - $102,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,015
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.40 - $44.83  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $59.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,022  
   
Profit Sharing
$773 - $9,040  
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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$64,092 - $102,662  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 15 percent. 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). Schenectady is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Salt Lake City and 4 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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Design
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Engineering Design
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SolidWorks
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Product Development
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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 199 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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