Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $72,033
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers?
An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,407 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,629 based on 5 salaries.
What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?
Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required.
Mechanical engineers must be skilled in the use …Read more
- 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.