$69,750
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,749

Profit Sharing

$2,136

Commission

$1,000

A Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills earns an average salary of $69,078 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$53,318 - $95,610
$53K
$70K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,750
10%
50%
90%

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$17.59 - $42.60
$18
$28
$43
MEDIAN: $28.07
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50%
90%

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$0$98K
Salary $53,318 - $95,610
Bonus $148 - $9,603
Profit Sharing $403 - $9,646
Commission $0.00 - $14,544
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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$52,081 - $98,452
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13,489
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $17.59 - $42.60
Hourly Tips $0.89
Overtime $25.33 - $54.51
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $148 - $9,603
Commission $0.00 - $14,544
Profit Sharing $403 - $9,646
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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$52,081 - $98,452
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,453

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

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

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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 $65,000 based on 4,748 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 $77,000 based on 1,992 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 873 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 $100,000 based on 426 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,644

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2646 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲25%

▲9%

National Average
$71,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2646 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 10%