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Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in Charlotte, North Carolina

$69,799
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,041
Bonus
$1,977
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, North Carolina is $69,799.
10%
$55k
MEDIAN
$70k
90%
$97k
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$55k - $97k
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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Carrier Corporation, Duke Energy Corp and Sealed Air Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Duke Energy Corp where the average pay is $90,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Carrier Corporation, earning around $75,648. Andritz Inc. pays the lowest at around $53,000. Siemens also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $69,303.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers?

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 $59,587 based on 30 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,185 based on 156 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,519 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,760 based on 43 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $108,386.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 13.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (12.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (12.3% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 335 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.0%
Early Career
46.6%
Mid Career
25.1%
Experienced
12.8%
Late Career
6.6%