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Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in Seattle

About two-thirds of Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle, Wash. have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $79K to $129K per year, but median earnings come to around $94K per year. Total cash compensation to Seattle Senior Mechanical Engineers approaches anywhere from $79K on the lower end to $129K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Most Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$77,714 - $123,675
MEDIAN: $94,059

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$77,714 - $123,675  
$0.00 - $9,990  
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).
$79,218 - $129,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Mechanical Engineers in Seattle — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $96K. For Seattle Senior Mechanical Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $97K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $103K, 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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Technical Analysis
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HVAC System Design
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Project Management
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Test Engineering
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 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: 74% employee benefits None: