$71,339
Avg. Salary
$28.82
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,926

Profit Sharing

$2,059

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills is $28.82 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills is $71,339 per year.

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$0$100K
Salary $55,160 - $97,692
Bonus $208 - $8,454
Profit Sharing $483 - $9,270
Total Pay (?
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$54,684 - $100,021
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,980
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $19.28 - $45.52
Hourly Tips $9.09
Overtime $25.92 - $58.21
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $208 - $8,454
Profit Sharing $483 - $9,270
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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$54,684 - $100,021
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 355

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

  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.

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: $72,288

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).

Mechanical Engineer Reviews

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Mechanical Engineer in Salt Lake City:
"Sl jobs."
Pros: Location and quality of life in Utah.
Cons: Boring, no promotion potential,

Mechanical Engineer in Norfolk:
"Work And Security."
Pros: There is always plenty of work, and it is a very secure job with excellent benefits. Overtime is available for the most part, and the work itself is very rewarding.
Cons: Salaries are not very flexible. Often those with more responsibilities earn the same as those with less. Schedule often becomes more important than quality.

Mechanical Engineer in La Mirada:
"Love What I Do."
Pros: Every job is new. I am on a project from the very beginning to installation on the customer's floor. I love being able to see my design come to life on the customer's floor.
Cons: Lack of proper processes with my current employment. Lack of communication. Lack of proper research and information gathering prior to start of projects. Lack of appreciation for loyal contributing employees.

Mechanical Engineer in Ramallah:
"It Is Always About You, Study Hard, Work Hard And Think Big."
Pros: Knowing every single detail is what makes you strong in your job, and that's can be done by "ASKING" don't ever be afraid of ask how and why!
Cons: Working stress and pressure makes your commitment to do work in perfect way is not going to be a priority sometimes.

Mechanical Engineer in Houston:
"Diamond Offshore."
Pros: Pay, small company, easy responsibilities.
Cons: Strict starting time, Lack of vacation.

Mechanical Engineer in Denver:
"Great Atmosphere For Free Thinking And Original Design Thoughts."
Pros: The people from the worker at my level and both below and above. Many of the industries best people and talent. The flex time is a God send to me because of my spouses medical needs.
Cons: Raises have been below the rise in inflation and are essentially a reduction in my wage and buying power year over year. The system is horrible. One would have to leave and come go to another company to get paid for their experience and time in position. The way the pay structure works, even with good reviews, the pay scale has been advancing to keep up with the rest of the world and it rises faster than the averages wages such that if I now have five more years experience, I am now paid less than somebody hired from the outside with the same experience as myself. This is the worst thing about Lockheed and my only major gripe. My salary was at an hourly rate of 1-1/4 for overtime when I was hired and unilaterally reduced by co. To first 5 hours unpaid and then only straight time after 45 hours worked.

Mechanical Engineer in Buffalo:
"Bright Future In A High Performing Chemical Company."
Pros: Time budgets are estimated for each project, and work is somewhat scheduled. I don't have to work 60+ hours per week like my past job at another company. At least my department has some way to determine how loaded the staff is.
Cons: We do some things in antiquated ways for a larger company. We are very much a budget-based company for each project and many times, others decide what the hours estimate will be. Normally, the estimates are too lean and they go over. We never really document and learn from our over-budget experiences in order to do a better estimate for future projects. We measure everything in crude ways just to cover our butts, as opposed capture the reasons to improve our process.

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 672 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
▲44%

▲30%

▲12%

National Average
$72,000

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 672 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%