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Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in Detroit, Michigan

$76,833
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,088
Bonus
$3,034
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Detroit, Michigan is $76,833.
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$59k
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$77k
90%
$103k
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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Group LLC.. Reported salaries are highest at Ford Motor Company where the average pay is $86,875. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include GM Mechanical, earning around $86,500. FCA Corp pays the lowest at around $74,517. General Motors Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $77,220.

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

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

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 $69,046 based on 51 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,427 based on 190 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,854 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,917 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,930.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 2.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (2.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (8.2% less), Denver, Colorado (7.7% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 374 survey responses.
Entry Level
13.6%
Early Career
50.8%
Mid Career
16.0%
Experienced
10.7%
Late Career
8.8%