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

$66,936
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,250
Bonus
$4,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer with Project Management skills in Chicago, Illinois is $66,936.
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$58k
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$67k
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$76k
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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

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.
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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Autodesk AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Engineering Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers?

An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $68,854 based on 56 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,654 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,004 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,178.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 12.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (15.1% less), Orlando, Florida (10.4% less) and Syracuse, New York (5.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 111 survey responses.
Early Career
50.5%
Mid Career
28.8%
Experienced
9.9%
Late Career
10.8%