The average salary for a Mid-Career Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $82,488.
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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. Mechanical engineers must be skilled in the use o…Read more
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer
Skills in Finite Element Analysis (FEA), SolidWorks and Matlab are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Autodesk AutoCAD.
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 $68,779 based on 14 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,884 based on 50 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,750 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,962.
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Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 7.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (6.5% more) and Houston, Texas (1.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (5.0% less), Denver, Colorado (3.8% less) and New York, New York (1.2% less).
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