$68,388
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,431

Profit Sharing

$2,041

A Mechanical Engineer with Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills earns an average salary of $67,362 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$52,267 - $92,570
$52K
$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,388
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50%
90%

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$16.92 - $40.46
$17
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MEDIAN: $26.81
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$0$94K
Salary $52,267 - $92,570
Bonus $51.06 - $7,968
Profit Sharing $406 - $8,801
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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$50,861 - $94,877
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,221
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $16.92 - $40.46
Overtime $25.03 - $55.93
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $51.06 - $7,968
Profit Sharing $406 - $8,801
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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$50,861 - $94,877
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 832

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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 2,993 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 1,085 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 397 salaries. A Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 165 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,921

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1286 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲40%

Experienced
▲28%

▲11%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1286 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 11%