The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Peoria, Illinois is $77,492.
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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. Mechanical engineers must be skilled in the use o…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills in Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Pro/Engineer and Engineering Design.
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 $55,000 based on 14 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,747 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,463 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,106 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,793.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.6% less), New York, New York (11.1% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (6.5% less).
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