Mechanical Designer Salary

The average salary for a Mechanical Designer is $57,100 per year.

$43,482 - $79,896
$43K
$58K
$80K
MEDIAN: $58,368
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$17.65 - $35.30
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$35
MEDIAN: $24.57
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$0$80K
Salary $43,482 - $79,896
Bonus $0.00 - $4,919
Profit Sharing $310.94 - $5,746
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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$41,159 - $80,608
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,097
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $17.65 - $35.30
Overtime $24.96 - $50.43
Annual Data $0$80K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,919
Profit Sharing $310.94 - $5,746
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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$41,159 - $80,608
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 935

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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

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

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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: $57,173

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Mechanical Designer Reviews

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

Mechanical Designer in Tustin:
"The management."
Pros: I am able to take on my own projects and see them from beginning to end. I feel that I am growing a lot and learning a lot.
Cons: The company is understaffed, and because of that there are times where I have to put in extra hours to get work done. My boss is also pretty busy and doesn't set aside much time whenever I need to go over things with him.

Mechanical Designer in Houston:
"Excellent field of study."
Pros: The perks were great and the environment was useful.
Cons: Oil field lay offs are the worst.

Mechanical Designer in Seattle:
"CATIA Mechanical Designer."
Pros: Can work early mornings from 6 to 3:30 which helps to beat the rush hour traffic.
Cons: Management is very stressful on every worker, co-workers have cussing habits, co-workers have sexual misconduct habits, blaming others. They watch you at work and make you work hard all day, but don't appreciate your knowledge in how you make them money, while they talk about everything but their work most of the time. President makes you feel small and hates that you have certifications or any kind of education. The President makes fun of the strongest, most productive at work, but rewards those who do nothing. I wore many hats there... MRO Buyer, CATIA Designer, Data Control and they still wanted me to learn other positions so that others did not have to work any. When people left from there, they would not hire anyone, you have to take on their position also. There is not much I can say good about this company.

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

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.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Designer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 446 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Designer Salaries

▲20%

▲7%

National Average
$57,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 446 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 16%
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