Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary

Average Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers make around $78K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $64K and $103K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $9K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$63,012 - $98,667
(Median)
$63K
$78K
$99K
MEDIAN: $77,850
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$27.44 - $45.57
(Median)
$27
$35
$46
MEDIAN: $35.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,012 - $98,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,040  
Profit Sharing
$956 - $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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$64,099 - $102,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,011
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.44 - $45.57  
   
Overtime
$10.30 - $59.23  
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 - $10,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$956 - $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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$64,099 - $102,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers, working in the bustling city of Houston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+10 percent), Minneapolis (+8 percent), Seattle (+4 percent), and San Diego (+2 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 19 percent south of the national average, can be found in Schenectady. Employers also pay below the national average in Salt Lake City (15 percent lower) and Chicago (4 percent lower).

Senior Mechanical Engineer Advice

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

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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Microsoft Office
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SolidWorks
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Product Development
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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 202 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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