Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in Seattle, Washington

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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Seattle, Washington is $76,607.
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$57k - $110k
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$486 - $13k
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$55k - $114k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, Blue Origin and Electroimpact. Reported salaries are highest at Hargis Engineers where the average pay is $93,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and Blue Origin, earning around $86,309 and $83,088, respectively. Electroimpact pays the lowest at around $65,726. Philips Electronics and Advanced Integration Technology also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $80,187 and $81,103, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Mechanical Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Project Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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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 Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and SolidWorks.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

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 $64,022 based on 126 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,606 based on 308 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,523 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,410 based on 81 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $121,641.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 0.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.8% less), New York, New York (10.6% less) and Denver, Colorado (8.3% less).

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