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Average Mechanical Design Engineer Salary

$70,929
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,832
Bonus
$2,607
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The average salary for a Mechanical Design Engineer is $70,929.
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$54k
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$71k
90%
$94k
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What Do Mechanical Design Engineers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Mechanical Design Engineer

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The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Design Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation and P2S Engineering. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $87,038. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tesla Motors and ASML Lithography, earning around $85,642 and $81,686, respectively. P2S Engineering pays the lowest at around $72,091. Medtronic, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,324 and $73,758, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Design Engineers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Design Engineers?

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 $63,055 based on 349 salaries. An early career Mechanical Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,822 based on 2,023 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,318 based on 1,044 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,561 based on 401 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,674.
Employees with Mechanical Design Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,087 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.5%
Early Career
49.5%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
9.8%
Late Career
6.6%