$75,735
Avg. Salary
$34.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,542

Bonus

$1,965

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $34.50 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $75,735 per year.

$32.42
10%
$34.50
50%
$67.86
90%
MEDIAN $34.50
$64k
10%
$76k
50%
$102k
90%
MEDIAN $75,735
$63,771 - $101,920
$64K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,735
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50%
90%

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$0$105K
Salary $63,771 - $101,920
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $1,965
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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$64,021 - $105,231
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 279
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $34.50
Overtime $35.27 - $75.95
Annual Data $0$105K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,000
Profit Sharing $1,965
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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$64,021 - $105,231
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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
  • Design HVAC systems, including writing specifications.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, and assess installations and designs to identify problems.
  • Calculate heating and cooling needs and tolerances, designing controls, and maintenance protocols.
  • Develop proposals, estimates, and schedules for HVAC systems and bids.
  • Perform reviews to establish feasibility and quality of installation, space and maintenance needs.

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 $71,000 based on 77 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 $88,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 10 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 $131,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,030

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

Sunnyvale is home to an above-average pay rate for Mechanical Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation, 93 percent higher than the national average. Mechanical Engineers at Northrop Grumman Corporation will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+3 percent). In Palmdale, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in Melbourne and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲72%

▲37%

▲15%

National Average
$76,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
▲25%

Project Management
▲15%

AutoCAD
▲5%

ANSYS
▲3%

autodesk autocad
▲3%


Microsoft Word
▲1%


National Average
$76,000


Microsoft Excel
▼2%

CATIA
▼3%

▼4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼5%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▼5%

Matlab
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 8%