Average Early-Career Mechanical Engineer Salary in Seattle, Washington

$72,560
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,750
Bonus
$3,955
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The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, Washington is $72,560.
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$56k
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$73k
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$88k
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MEDIAN $72,560
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Salary
$56k - $88k
Bonus
$489 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$294 - $12k
Total Pay
$54k - $91k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

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.
Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Project Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Mechanical Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

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

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 $64,022 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,523 based on 160 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,548 based on 91 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,641.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 1.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (9.6% less), Denver, Colorado (8.3% less) and New York, New York (6.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 349 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.8%
Mid Career
45.8%
Experienced
26.1%
Late Career
8.3%