Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers is around $78K annually. Incomes of Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $10K cause paychecks to spread between $65K on the low end and $104K on the high end. Most Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$63,624 - $100,577
(Median)
$64K
$78K
$100K
MEDIAN: $78,307
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$26.76 - $44.81
(Median)
$27
$35
$45
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,624 - $100,577  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,075  
Profit Sharing
$936 - $9,978  
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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$64,544 - $104,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,094
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$26.76 - $44.81  
   
Overtime
$21.50 - $59.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,075  
   
Profit Sharing
$936 - $9,978  
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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$64,544 - $104,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,131

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For Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers, busy San Jose offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Senior Mechanical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+16 percent), Boston (+13 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent). Trailing the national average by 20 percent, Schenectady is the market with the smallest paychecks. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Salt Lake City and Phoenix (15 percent lower and 5 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 Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Data Analysis
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ANSYS
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Matlab
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Technical Analysis
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Simulation
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Project Management
0%

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
0%

National Average
$80,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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