Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in Seattle

Just below two-thirds of Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $79K to $133K per year, and the average comes out to $96K per year. In the world of Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle, Wash., total cash compensation can vary between $79K and $133K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $6K, respectively. Most Seattle Senior Mechanical Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$77,340 - $124,602
MEDIAN: $95,599

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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.
$77,340 - $124,602  
$0.00 - $10,042  
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).
$78,948 - $132,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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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.

Seattle Senior Mechanical Engineers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 see a median salary of $99K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $105K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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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HVAC System Design
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Technical Analysis


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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 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: 73% employee benefits None: