Average Junior Mechanical Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Junior Mechanical Engineer is $59,367.
MEDIAN $59,367
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$45k - $71k
$700 - $5k
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$685 - $6k
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$40k - $71k

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Job Description for Junior Mechanical Engineer

Junior Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Provide technical design support to engineering team.
  • Prepare detailed reports to demonstrate technical progress and accomplishments on projects.
  • Resolve product development issues through creative testing and re-engineering.
  • Perform necessary technical calculations and testing to ensure functional and sound work-product.
The top respondents for the job title Junior Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, American Systems Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Space Systems/Loral where the average pay is $72,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, earning around $68,784 and $67,456, respectively. BAE Systems Inc. pays the lowest at around $50,868. Lockheed Martin Corp and American Systems Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,851 and $65,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Junior Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, SolidWorks and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Junior Mechanical Engineer

An entry-level Junior Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,586 based on 253 salaries. An early career Junior Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,145 based on 457 salaries. A mid-career Junior Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,957 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Junior Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $52,381 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Junior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 21.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (10.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (5.8% less).

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