Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in Seattle

Seattle Senior Mechanical Engineers with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle, Wash.. Salaries average out to around $96K per year and spread from $79K to $137K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle bottoms out near $79K and approaches $137K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$76,932 - $128,334

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$76,932 - $128,334  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,033  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $6,183  
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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$78,558 - $137,270  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, Washington

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $83K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $97K. Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle, Wash. who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $99K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $115K.

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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%


National Average
$99,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

Simulation
up arrow 11%

Product Development
up arrow 5%

ANSYS
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

HVAC System Design
up arrow 1%

Pro/Engineer
0%

National Average
$99,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

AutoCAD
up arrow 4%

Test Engineering
up arrow 4%

SolidWorks
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Design
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 99% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None:
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