Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois Salary

An Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $62,265 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Pro/Engineer and Microsoft Excel.

$48,572 - $77,983
$49K
$63K
$78K
MEDIAN: $63,301
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50%
90%

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$13.40 - $33.15
$13
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $25.21
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$0$79K
Salary $48,572 - $77,983
Bonus $0.00 - $8,630
Profit Sharing $200 - $9,017
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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$48,262 - $79,460
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 303
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.40 - $33.15
Overtime $25.22 - $50.59
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,630
Profit Sharing $200 - $9,017
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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$48,262 - $79,460
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Jul 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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.

About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Mechanical Engineer Job Listings

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
▲12%

Microsoft Excel
▲9%

Project Management
▲7%

Matlab
▲7%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▲4%

Engineering Design
▲3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲2%

ANSYS
▲2%

National Average
$64,000

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Autodesk Revit MEP
▼1%

AutoCAD
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼5%

autodesk autocad
▼6%

AutoDesk
▼6%

SolidWorks
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 10%