Average Early-Career Mechanical Engineer Salary in Houston, Texas

$73,408
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,825
Bonus
$2,027
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The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer in Houston, Texas is $73,408.
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$58k
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$73k
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$93k
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$58k - $93k
Bonus
$513 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$450 - $10k
Total Pay
$55k - $98k

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Autodesk AutoCAD, SolidWorks and Engineering Design.

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 $66,561 based on 147 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,213 based on 320 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,521 based on 131 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,413.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 0.5% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.2% less), Denver, Colorado (8.5% less) and New York, New York (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 659 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.3%
Mid Career
48.6%
Experienced
19.9%
Late Career
9.3%