Average Experienced Mechanical Engineer Salary

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The average salary for an Experienced Mechanical Engineer is $88,862.
MEDIAN $88,862
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$65k - $119k
$510 - $15k
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$50 - $15k
$2k - $39k
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$64k - $124k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies General Electric Co (GE), The Boeing Company and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $112,102. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and U.S. Navy, earning around $108,500 and $105,684, respectively. General Electric Co (GE) pays the lowest at around $91,371. L-3 Communications and General Motors Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $98,599 and $99,793, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

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

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 $61,158 based on 10,458 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,609 based on 19,303 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,094 based on 8,516 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $99,218.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 13.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (13.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (11.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (5.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (0.3% less).

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