Senior Mechanical Engineer in Seattle Salary

Seattle Senior Mechanical Engineers can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $97K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle, Wash. range from $79K on the low end to $136K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $6K, respectively. Work is enjoyable for Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$77,972 - $127,040
MEDIAN: $97,485

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Local Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
$77,972 - $127,040  
$0.00 - $10,113  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $6,040  
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).
$79,474 - $135,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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.

Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $83K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $98K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $101K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $117K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 21%

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Technical Analysis
up arrow 6%

Product Development
up arrow 5%

Engineering Design
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HVAC System Design

National Average

up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
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Project Management
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Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.


6 %
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 99%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits