$71,856
Avg. Salary
$28.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,960

Bonus

$2,073

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills is $28.71 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills is $71,856 per year.

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$19.06
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$28.71
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$46.80
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MEDIAN $28.71
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$56k
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$98k
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MEDIAN $71,856
$55,668 - $97,792
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MEDIAN: $71,856
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$0$100K
Salary $55,668 - $97,792
Bonus $255 - $9,026
Profit Sharing $485 - $8,587
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$55,139 - $100,363
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,893
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $19.06 - $46.80
Hourly Tips $9.09
Overtime $26.23 - $58.14
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $255 - $9,026
Profit Sharing $485 - $8,587
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$55,139 - $100,363
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 340

Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

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.

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Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Mechanical Engineers with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills include General Electric Co (GE), The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Siemens, and National Oilwell Varco. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Schlumberger offers the most; Mechanical Engineers with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills earn $86K on average there. Mechanical Engineers with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills will also find cushy salaries at Chrysler Group LLC. (+$85K), Ford Motor Company (+$84K), and Siemens (+$83K).

Pay for Mechanical Engineers with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills is the lowest at General Dynamics Electric Boat, which has a median salary of $67K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $76K. Pratt and Whitney, Bechtel Corporation, and L-3 Communications also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $69K, $70K, and $71K-paychecks on average.

Mechanical Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 1,776 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 689 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 291 salaries. A Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 112 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,806

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Mechanical Engineers with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Mechanical Engineers with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+14 percent), Pittsburgh (+10 percent), New York (+7 percent), and San Diego (+6 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Chicago and Columbus (3 percent lower).

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 719 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

▲29%

▲11%

National Average
$73,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 719 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%