Salaries for Seattle Senior Mechanical Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($106K) per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$84,373 - $135,052
(Median)
$84K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $106,453
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$49.32 - $74.50
(Median)
$49
$59
$74
MEDIAN: $58.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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Salary
$84,373 - $135,052  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,179  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$87,174 - $141,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$49.32 - $74.50  
   
Overtime
$52.88  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,179  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$87,174 - $141,858  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
662,064
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

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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.


For many Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle, Wash., extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $83K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $104K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $106K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $122K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries


National Average
$112,000



Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Technical Analysis
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 9%


Pro/Engineer
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$112,000

Simulation
up arrow 5%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 5%


HVAC System Design
up arrow 7%

ANSYS
up arrow 7%


Project Management
up arrow 8%

SolidWorks
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 10%

AutoCAD
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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