Average Mechanical Engineer with Project Management Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$70,373
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,515
Bonus
$4,069
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer with Project Management skills in Chicago, Illinois is $70,373.
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Salary
$59k - $100k
Bonus
$1k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $8k
Total Pay
$59k - $111k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.
  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.

Career Paths

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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 Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design (CAD), Autodesk AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Engineering Design.

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 $61,251 based on 7 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,479 based on 55 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,796 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,135 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $108,992.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 16.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (15.5% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (11.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 119 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.9%
Early Career
46.2%
Mid Career
20.2%
Experienced
15.1%
Late Career
12.6%