$58,472
Avg. Salary
$24.64
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,472

Bonus

$1,918

Profit Sharing

$0.00

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mechanical Designer is $24.64 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Designer is $58,472 per year.

10%
$17.72
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$24.64
50%
$35.08
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90%
MEDIAN $24.64
10%
$43k
10%
$58k
50%
$79k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $58,472
$43,487 - $79,005
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$79K
MEDIAN: $58,472
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90%

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$0$79K
Salary $43,487 - $79,005
Bonus $149 - $4,991
Profit Sharing $391 - $6,027
Commission $0.00
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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$41,209 - $79,669
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,015
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $17.72 - $35.08
Hourly Tips $0.00
Overtime $25.14 - $49.79
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $149 - $4,991
Commission $0.00
Profit Sharing $391 - $6,027
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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$41,209 - $79,669
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,723

Job Description for Mechanical Designer

Mechanical designers, sometimes called drafters, create designs for mechanical devices such as machines. They are involved in the entire process, from sketching an idea through the manufacturing and testing of the finished product. A mechanical designer can design a wide variety of products, such as refrigerators, robotics, heating equipment, automotives, and aerospace products.

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Mechanical Designer Tasks
  • Establish testing procedures, investigatory studies and engineering design calculations.
  • Design portions of projects of above average complexity.
  • Produce designs and performs calculations as a member of a project team.
  • Gather and prepare data for reports and studies.

Mechanical Designer Pay By Employer

$0$120K

$41,838

SSOE, Inc.
9 profiles
$43,888

$51,906

$65,000

$90,000

$57,190

Schlumberger
4 profiles
$65,225

Common Career Paths for Mechanical Designer


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Mechanical Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Mechanical Designer

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Designer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 747 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 562 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 501 salaries. A Mechanical Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 357 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,064

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mechanical Designer Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Mechanical Designer?

Mechanical Designer in Chicago:
"Get it in writing."
Make sure all the promises are written down and signed.

Mechanical Designer in Spokane Valley:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Challenging work.
Cons: My talents are not recognized.

Mechanical Designer in Tucson:
"Designer to Engineer, consider it."
Consider continuing your education and obtaining a mechanical engineering degree from an accredited institution. The designer positions are slowly decreasing to be replaced by engineers...if you can't fight 'em, join 'em.

Mechanical Designer in Menomonee Falls:
"Great Engineering Group, Flexibility, Low Stress Level."
Pros: I love being involved with new product development of medical devices and products that are used to help people. I help oversee the upkeep of our line of Exam tables, clinician's seating, and OEM pads and surfaces. The engineering group are a great bunch on a personal and professional level. The company is very flexible when outside personal needs arise. The company also supports and encourages those who seek to continue their education.
Cons: The communication between departments is not smooth (between Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing, Quality Control, etc...). This is because different departments do not share the same priorities. This often results in simple projects exceeding deadlines and budgeted hours.

Mechanical Designer in Milwaukee:
"Detailed, Challenging, Calculating, Fast Paced, Stressful."
Pros: Problem solving, creative, interesting.
Cons: Lack of information from sales personnel that is required to create the work.

Mechanical Designer in Houston:
"Even Cost Of Living Increases Are Hard To Get."
Get all you ever want to make up front, you will not see more than cost of living increases and they are rare and disguised as promotion or merit raises.

Mechanical Designer in Columbia:
"Dirty Office Environment, Air Is Stale."
Good product, but corporate infrastructure is very cumbersome. Seems the place likes it when people appear unhappy in their job. A very "emotionally cool" place.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Designer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 826 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Experience Affects Mechanical Designer Salaries

▲20%

▲7%

National Average
$57,000

▼1%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 826 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%