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Average Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in Seattle, Washington

$78,765
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,094
Bonus
$3,200
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills in Seattle, Washington is $78,765.
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$62k
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$79k
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$111k
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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

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.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

Skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and SolidWorks.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers?

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 $69,698 based on 26 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,951 based on 154 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,861 based on 83 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,702 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,000.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 0.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (9.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (9.1% less) and New York, New York (8.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 324 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.0%
Early Career
47.5%
Mid Career
25.6%
Experienced
15.4%
Late Career
3.4%