The average salary for a Mid-Career Mechanical Engineer in Schenectady, New York is $82,505.
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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. Mechanical engineers must be skilled in the use o…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer
Skills in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Microsoft Office and Engineering Design.
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 $64,531 based on 11 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,975 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,875 based on 6 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 5.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (2.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (3.8% less), New York, New York (2.7% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.9% less).
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