Senior Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $87,763 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Pro/Engineer and Simulation.

$71,131 - $112,798
$71K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,763
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$71,131 - $112,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,196  
Profit Sharing
$1,510 - $8,940  
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$74,550 - $124,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$92,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
▲35%

Simulation
▲16%

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
▲6%

autodesk autocad
▲5%

Technical Analysis
▲3%

Microsoft Excel
▲3%

Data Analysis
▲1%

AutoCAD
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$92,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Design
▼1%



Product Development
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
dental benefits
None:
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