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Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in Seattle

Seattle Senior Mechanical Engineers tend to be well-versed in their field, and about two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $94K annually, but may range from $79K to $130K per year. Overall cash earnings for Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle stretch from $79K on the lower end to $130K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Work is enjoyable for Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle, Wash., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,504 - $124,184
MEDIAN: $94,496

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$77,504 - $124,184  
$0.00 - $9,933  
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).
$79,003 - $129,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.

For Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle, Wash., level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $83K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $96K. Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $98K. Six-figure salaries aren't unusual for professionals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience; median compensation for this group sits in the range of $103K.

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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, Washington Salaries

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Engineering Design
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Product Development
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Project Management
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Technical Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.


7 %
93 %

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: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: