$71,272
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

$2,479

A Mechanical Engineer with Pro/Engineer skills earns an average salary of $70,982 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$54,334 - $99,641
$54K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,272
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50%
90%

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$17.77 - $50.52
$18
$29
$51
MEDIAN: $29.40
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50%
90%

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$0$103K
Salary $54,334 - $99,641
Bonus $196 - $9,961
Profit Sharing $145 - $10,137
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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$53,379 - $103,466
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,668
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $17.77 - $50.52
Hourly Tips $2.92
Overtime $24.36 - $54.42
Annual Data $0$103K
Bonus $196 - $9,961
Profit Sharing $145 - $10,137
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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$53,379 - $103,466
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 246

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 $67,000 based on 1,080 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 $79,000 based on 468 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 241 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 $99,000 based on 133 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,483

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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 419 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

▲24%

▲10%

National Average
$72,000

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 419 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 9%