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Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

$69,237
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,984
Bonus
$3,700
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is $69,237.
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$54k
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$69k
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$91k
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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 Bechtel Bettis, Bechtel Corporation and Philips Electronics. Reported salaries are highest at Westinghouse Electric Company where the average pay is $92,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Philips Electronics, earning around $76,012. Bechtel Corporation pays the lowest at around $64,947. Bechtel Bettis also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,405.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

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

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 $60,995 based on 47 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,284 based on 156 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,885 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,602 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,269.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 14.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (13.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (13.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 351 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.4%
Early Career
44.4%
Mid Career
25.6%
Experienced
10.0%
Late Career
6.6%