$77,745
Avg. Salary
$32.15
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,128

Bonus

$2,879

Profit Sharing

$10,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $32.15 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $77,745 per year.

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$18.85
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$32.15
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$47.80
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MEDIAN $32.15
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$60k
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MEDIAN $77,745
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MEDIAN: $77,745
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$0$102K
Salary $60,470 - $99,006
Bonus $504 - $10,117
Profit Sharing $507 - $10,040
Commission $10,500
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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$60,192 - $102,593
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 9,298
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $18.85 - $47.80
Hourly Tips $2.95
Overtime $28.05 - $60.09
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $504 - $10,117
Commission $10,500
Profit Sharing $507 - $10,040
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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$60,192 - $102,593
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 740

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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Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Mid-Career Mechanical Engineers include The Boeing Company, General Electric Co (GE), Northrop Grumman Corporation, Caterpillar, Inc., and URS Corporation Inc. Mid-Career Mechanical Engineers in search of the best pay head to The Boeing Company, where the median salary rolls in at $89K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $115K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $67K. Also paying near the top of the field are Northrop Grumman Corporation at $88K, General Motors Corporation at $87K, and Caterpillar, Inc., where Mid-Career Mechanical Engineers annually earn $86K.

Affiliated Engineers Incorporated offers the smallest salaries in town — $70K on average — but the considerable range in workers' salaries (stretching from $66K to $127K) creates a rather varied pay scale. Employees at Bechtel Corporation, General Electric (GE) Energy, and URS Corporation Inc. can also expect below-average earnings of $78K, $78K, and $80K.

Mechanical Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,277

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Mechanical Engineers, 11 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Mechanical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+11 percent), San Diego (+6 percent), Los Angeles (+5 percent), and Charlotte (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Pittsburgh is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas and Chicago (4 percent lower).

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1629 votes.
5-9 years
84%
10-19 years
16%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries



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National Average
$79,000

Microsoft Word
▼1%


Microsoft Office
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼2%



▼5%


▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 1629 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 7%