Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$68,365
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,384
Bonus
$2,056
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $68,365.
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$53k
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$68k
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$96k
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MEDIAN $68,365
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Salary
$53k - $96k
Bonus
$613 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$950 - $8k
Total Pay
$52k - $100k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Mechanical 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.
Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Project Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management and Computer Aided Design (CAD) 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 Engineer

An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,768 based on 87 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,583 based on 267 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,136 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,639 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,034.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 13.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (12.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (11.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 571 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.2%
Early Career
46.8%
Mid Career
20.7%
Experienced
9.8%
Late Career
7.5%