Average Mechanical Engineer Salary

$22,979
Avg. Salary
$1,484
Bonus
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $22,979.
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$11k
10%
$23k
50%
$41k
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MEDIAN $22,979
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Salary
$11k - $41k
Bonus
$1k - $2k
Total Pay
$11k - $41k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.
  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Project Management, Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15,000 based on 11 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20,952 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21,992 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29,163 based on 21 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $25,000.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 68 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.2%
Early Career
25.0%
Mid Career
23.5%
Experienced
30.9%
Late Career
4.4%