Average Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Salary

$61,981
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,511
Bonus
$5,500
Commission
$2,013
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer is $61,981.
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$49k
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$62k
90%
$76k
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$49k - $76k
Bonus
$297 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$203 - $7k
Commission
$669 - $30k
Total Pay
$46k - $78k
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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation and General Dynamics Electric Boat. Reported salaries are highest at Raytheon Co. where the average pay is $72,320. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and The Boeing Company, earning around $72,018 and $69,823, respectively. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc pays the lowest at around $61,996. Lockheed Martin Corp and General Dynamics Electric Boat also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $63,700 and $66,148, respectively.

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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 Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Office and SolidWorks.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,530 based on 19,270 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,003 based on 8,235 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,926 based on 3,838 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,070.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 12.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (9.0% more) and Houston, Texas (7.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 33,572 survey responses.
Early Career
57.4%
Mid Career
24.5%
Experienced
11.4%
Late Career
6.6%