$105,675
Avg. Salary
$39.22
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,013

Bonus

$3,096

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineering Manager is $39.22 per hour.

The median Mechanical Engineering Manager has a base pay of $105,675. Salaries generally range from $79k to $141k. The median bonus is $9,013. Skills that can affect salary include Engineering Design, Project Management, People Management, Product Development, Computer Aided Design (CAD), AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel, autodesk autocad, Budget Management, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), ANSYS, Test Engineering, Autodesk Inventor.
$20.23
10%
$39.22
50%
$66.55
90%
MEDIAN $39.22
$79k
10%
$106k
50%
$141k
90%
MEDIAN $105,675
$78,597 - $141,196
$79K
$110K
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MEDIAN: $105,675
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$20.23 - $66.55
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$0$150K
Salary $78,597 - $141,196
Bonus $1,931 - $20,181
Profit Sharing $397 - $13,986
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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$80,650 - $150,387
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,548
Hourly Data $0$72
Hourly Rate $20.23 - $66.55
Overtime $0.00 - $72.88
Annual Data $0$150K
Bonus $1,931 - $20,181
Profit Sharing $397 - $13,986
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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$80,650 - $150,387
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 34

Job Description for Mechanical Engineering Manager

Mechanical engineer managers are responsible for the overall management of the mechanical engineering department, including both administrative and technical aspects. They also serve on project teams and as a lead engineer under the general direction of a project engineer. They manage engineering and design teams, and they must possess strong leadership and communication skills.

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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.

Mechanical Engineering Manager Pay By Employer

$0$162K

$118,939

$107,523

Cummins, Inc.
8 profiles
$101,646

Common Career Paths for Mechanical Engineering Manager


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Mechanical Engineering Managers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as VP of Engineering. The latter position pays an average of $157K annually. Mechanical Engineering Managers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Directors of Engineering or Engineering Group Managers. The median paychecks in those roles are $34K higher and $9K higher, respectively.

Mechanical Engineering Manager Job Listings

Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineering Manager


Mechanical Engineering Managers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Finite Element Analysis, Test Engineering, and ANSYS are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 10 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Autodesk Inventor as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. autodesk autocad and SolidWorks also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed in Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Manager

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineering Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineering Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 102 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineering Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 246 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineering Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 387 salaries. A Mechanical Engineering Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 216 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

12%

10%

3%

-9%

-14%

National Average: $110,580

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

Boston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mechanical Engineering Managers, 21 percent above the national average. Mechanical Engineering Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+16 percent), San Diego (+15 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Rochester is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Milwaukee and Cleveland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries tend to be 11 percent less than the median.

Mechanical Engineering Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mechanical Engineering Manager?

Mechanical Engineering Manager in Portland:
"Portland."
Pros: Outdoor activities
Cons: Portland hippies

Mechanical Engineering Manager in Chicago:
"Employees are valued the least!"
Pros: Flexibility in work hours
Cons: Being under staffed because so many people are leaving the company. Always too much work for the labor available. No long term plan, always chasing work month to month.

Mechanical Engineering Manager in Lebanon:
"High quality of life but high risk."
Pros: Wonderful place to raise a family.
Cons: Small population of employers, therefore a small pool of job openings.

Mechanical Engineering Manager in Brooksville:
"Growing Area."
Pros: Laid back suburban area
Cons: Increase the allure to working talent

Mechanical Engineering Manager in Seattle:
"Great place to work."
Pros: We have high quality people to work with, and great natural resources to get out in at all times of the year. We have many aerospace companies inn the region.
Cons: The traffic through the core is awful between 7am and 6pm.

Mechanical Engineering Manager in Kent:
"Good light industrial location."
Pros: Relatively central to many light industrial vendors. Commute from (higher rent) areas is in opposite direction from heavy traffic.
Cons: Personal commute is long, with traffic unpredictable.

Mechanical Engineering Manager in Portland:
"Quality Management concepts for Managers."
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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineering Manager

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 286 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
29%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineering Manager Salaries

▲8%

▼0%

National Average
$111,000

▼9%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineering Manager Salaries

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▲19%

Test Engineering
▲7%

ANSYS
▲1%

National Average
$111,000


Product Development
▼3%





▼12%


Budget Management
▼12%

▼15%


Autodesk Inventor
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 286 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 6%