Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $77K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers approaches anywhere from $64K on the lower end to $101K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $9K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,694 - $97,090
(Median)
$63K
$77K
$97K
MEDIAN: $77,221
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$27.20 - $45.15
(Median)
$27
$35
$45
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,694 - $97,090  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,677  
Profit Sharing
$950 - $8,532  
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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$63,788 - $100,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 986
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.20 - $45.15  
   
Overtime
$5.36 - $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 - $9,677  
   
Profit Sharing
$950 - $8,532  
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).
)
$63,788 - $100,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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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

Data Analysis
up arrow 6%

ANSYS
up arrow 5%

Matlab
up arrow 3%

Simulation
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

Technical Analysis
0%

National Average
$79,000

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Office
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SolidWorks
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Product Development
up arrow 2%

Design
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AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 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%