Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer Salary (United States)

A Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer earns an average salary of $70,438 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer Total Pay (?
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$49,872 - $100,858
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MEDIAN: $70,438
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Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer Total Pay (?
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$21.43 - $44.47
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,872 - $100,858  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,500  
Profit Sharing
$315.00 - $6,500  
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).
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$49,400 - $102,667  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.43 - $44.47  
   
Overtime
$27.09 - $64.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$315.00 - $6,500  
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).
)
$49,400 - $102,667  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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Job Description for Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer

  • Coordinate personnel in documentation and testing of designs and prototypes.
  • Conduct tests on new or revised designs.
  • Develop, design, and analyze mechanical systems, equipment, or parts.
  • Assess designs for compliance with quality standards and requirements.

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Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer in Kansas City:
Cons: The stress is very high. There is high expectations for the limited time constraints. The stress comes from project deadlines that are unrealistic for various reasons. There is always a push to do things fast and cheaper so that upper management get their huge bonuses. The work also demands that you actually do three different jobs all at once; I have to do engineering, know and be proficient at CAD drafting and 3D modeling, and be a computer expert. It is a struggle to continue learning things in all three areas.

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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer Salaries

National Average
$71,000
Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
0%
National Average
$71,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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SolidWorks
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AutoCAD
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%
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