Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $69,953
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 $63,791 based on 1,701 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,773 based on 4,274 salaries. …Read more
What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.