Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in Seattle

Seattle Senior Mechanical Engineers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up approximately two-thirds of Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle. Pay fluctuates from $79K to $140K per year, but expected earnings average $96K annually. Total cash compensation to Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle, Wash. bottoms out near $79K and approaches $140K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$77,556 - $131,205
MEDIAN: $96,365

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$77,556 - $131,205  
$0.00 - $10,129  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $6,128  
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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).
$79,218 - $140,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. 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. For Seattle Senior Mechanical Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $100K. 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 $117K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Product Development
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Engineering Design
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Technical Analysis
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HVAC System Design

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 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: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: