A Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $63,336 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$48,826 - $80,817
(Median)
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63K
71K
81K
MEDIAN: $63,336
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Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Total Pay (?
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$16.89 - $38.19
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$48,826 - $80,817  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,109  
Profit Sharing
$479.20 - $9,274  
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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$48,288 - $82,468  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$16.89 - $38.19  
   
Overtime
$25.78 - $40.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$479.20 - $9,274  
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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$48,288 - $82,468  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 388
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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
National Average
$65,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Project
up arrow 8%
Project Management
up arrow 5%
ANSYS
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Pro/Engineer
up arrow 1%
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%
National Average
$65,000
AutoCAD
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%
AutoDesk
up arrow 5%
Matlab
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
SolidWorks
up arrow 5%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 5%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 84 votes.
Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 9%
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