$70,243
Avg. Salary
$48.07
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,010

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $48.07 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $70,243 per year.

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$57k
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MEDIAN $70,243
$57,127 - $93,058
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MEDIAN: $70,243
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Salary $57,127 - $93,058
Bonus $0.00 - $8,808
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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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$57,544 - $96,709
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 230

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
  • 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.

Mechanical Engineer Job Listings

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 $66,000 based on 82 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 $84,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 17 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 $82,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

18%

National Average: $70,665

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲31%

▲18%

Late-Career
▲16%

National Average
$71,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲16%

Microsoft Excel
▲15%

▲9%

ANSYS
▲9%

Microsoft Office
▲4%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▲4%

CATIA
▲4%

AutoCAD
▲2%

ANSYS Simulation Software
▲2%


Matlab
▲1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲1%

National Average
$71,000

Project Management
▼2%

autodesk autocad
▼8%

SolidWorks
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 5%