Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer Salary

A Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer earns an average salary of $73,512 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$53,679 - $103,763
(Median)
$54K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,511
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$21.12 - $46.98
(Median)
$21
$33
$47
MEDIAN: $33.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,679 - $103,763  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
Profit Sharing
$587 - $7,149  
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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$50,696 - $107,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.12 - $46.98  
   
Overtime
$26.91 - $64.59  
National Annualized 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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
   
Profit Sharing
$587 - $7,149  
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).
)
$50,696 - $107,038  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer

The senior mechanical engineering designer is a white-collar and intellectually stimulating occupation. At the senior level, the mechanical engineering designer can expect to provide consultation to other engineers of various types, including other mechanical engineers. The senior mechanical engineering designer will manage and develop a network of vendors, suppliers, and contractors, as well as effectively manage resources on hand. As a senior mechanical engineering designer, you will use your knowledge of tools, manufacturing, materials, mathematics, physics, computer aided design, 2d drawings, and mechanics to automate tasks, perform work, innovate, and solve problems. Mechanical engineers should expect to fully utilize a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

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Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer Tasks

  • 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
$75,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer Salaries

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$75,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

SolidWorks
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 13%
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