Average Experienced Mechanical Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$88,639
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,966
Bonus
$2,125
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $88,639.
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$71k
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$106k
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MEDIAN $88,639
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Salary
$71k - $106k
Bonus
$1k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$70k - $112k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Career Paths

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Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Autodesk AutoCAD, Project Management and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.

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 $59,768 based on 87 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,583 based on 267 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,136 based on 118 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,034.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 14.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (13.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (11.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (7.2% less), Dallas, Texas (5.4% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (3.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 515 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.9%
Early Career
51.8%
Mid Career
22.9%
Late Career
8.3%