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.

$70,979 - $112,583
$71K
$91K
$110K
MEDIAN: $91,368
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Salary $70,979 - $112,583
Bonus $0.00 - $11,917
Profit Sharing $6,730
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$73,744 - $124,162
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 47

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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

Pay by Experience for a Senior Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 17 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 12 salaries. A Senior Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲3%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$94,000

▼2%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
▲33%

Simulation
▲14%

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
▲3%

autodesk autocad
▲2%

Technical Analysis
▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▲1%

National Average
$94,000

Data Analysis
▼1%

AutoCAD
▼2%

Project Management
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Design
▼3%



Product Development
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
44%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
no benefits
None:
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