$68,302
Avg. Salary
$26.62
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,575

Bonus

$2,023

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $26.62 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $68,302 per year.

$16.77
10%
$26.62
50%
$44.42
90%
MEDIAN $26.62
$50k
10%
$68k
50%
$93k
90%
MEDIAN $68,302
$50,484 - $93,446
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$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,302
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$16.77 - $44.42
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$0$97K
Salary $50,484 - $93,446
Bonus $48.94 - $9,945
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,808
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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$50,069 - $97,695
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 385
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $16.77 - $44.42
Overtime $28.45 - $50.77
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $48.94 - $9,945
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,808
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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$50,069 - $97,695
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required.

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Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Design HVAC systems, including writing specifications.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, and assess installations and designs to identify problems.
  • Calculate heating and cooling needs and tolerances, designing controls, and maintenance protocols.
  • Develop proposals, estimates, and schedules for HVAC systems and bids.
  • Perform reviews to establish feasibility and quality of installation, space and maintenance needs.

Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Mechanical Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 191 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 33 salaries. A Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 21 salaries.

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲60%

▲26%

▲9%

National Average
$69,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries


▲7%





Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▲1%


National Average
$69,000

Microsoft Word
▼2%

▼3%

ANSYS
▼4%


Autocad 2000i
▼8%

▼11%

AutoDesk
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 12%