Average Mechanical Design Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Mechanical Design Engineer is $68,944.
MEDIAN $68,944
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$52k - $91k
$307 - $8k
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$388 - $9k
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$51k - $93k

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Job Description for Mechanical Design Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Design Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, P2S Engineering and ASML Lithography. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $85,135. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tesla Motors and ASML Lithography, earning around $84,717 and $79,217, respectively. P2S Engineering pays the lowest at around $71,065. Medtronic, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $71,296 and $73,535, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Mechanical Design Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Design Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Design Engineer

An entry-level Mechanical Design Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,116 based on 392 salaries. An early career Mechanical Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,718 based on 2,110 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,377 based on 1,062 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,879 based on 446 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $81,656.
Employees with Mechanical Design Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (10.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (9.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.7% less).

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