Average Early-Career Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$66,722
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,248
Bonus
$2,008
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The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills in Chicago, Illinois is $66,722.
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$56k
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$67k
90%
$78k
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$56k - $78k
Bonus
$1k - $10k
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$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$56k - $81k

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Autodesk AutoCAD and SolidWorks.

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 $61,928 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,039 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $90,434 based on 28 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,956.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.7% more) and Houston, Texas (9.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 112 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.6%
Mid Career
40.2%
Experienced
25.0%
Late Career
15.2%