Average Mechanical Engineering Manager Salary

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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineering Manager is $107,755.
MEDIAN $107,755
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$82k - $153k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineering Manager

Mechanical Engineering Manager Tasks
  • Supervise mechanical engineers in production, inspection and review of tools, ensuring quality and timeliness.
  • Select, approve and test materials and supplies for quality and conformance to specifications.
  • Review and improve cost reduction, maintenance, documentation, and other programs.
  • Provide expertise to direct and strategize mechanical engineering design and implementation.

Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineering Manager

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineering Manager are from the companies The Boeing Company, General Electric Co (GE) and National Oilwell Varco. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $138,998. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $133,666 and $123,232, respectively. Leidos pays the lowest at around $91,750. CLEAResult and Cummins, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $99,157 and $101,843, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Mechanical Engineering Manager. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Mechanical Engineering Manager
Director of Engineering
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineering Manager

Skills in People Management and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design (CAD), Project Management and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Manager

An entry-level Mechanical Engineering Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $92,966 based on 16 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineering Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,093 based on 138 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineering Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,254 based on 337 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineering Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,118 based on 682 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,027.
Employees with Mechanical Engineering Manager in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 32.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (16.8% more) and Detroit, Michigan (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (3.6% less) and Portland, Oregon (3.2% less).

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