$72,112
Avg. Salary
$32.42
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,081

Bonus

$3,116

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Senior Mechanical Designer is $32.42 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Mechanical Designer is $72,112 per year.

10%
$24.52
10%
$32.42
50%
$45.14
90%
90%
MEDIAN $32.42
10%
$54k
10%
$72k
50%
$98k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $72,112
$53,570 - $97,638
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$72K
$98K
MEDIAN: $72,112
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$24.52 - $45.14
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$0$98K
Salary $53,570 - $97,638
Bonus $196 - $7,271
Profit Sharing $791 - $8,647
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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$53,141 - $98,607
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 527
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $24.52 - $45.14
Overtime $34.49 - $68.86
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $196 - $7,271
Profit Sharing $791 - $8,647
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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$53,141 - $98,607
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 257

Job Description for Senior Mechanical Designer

Senior mechanical designers are in charge of creating effective mechanical designs for their company and developing mechanical concepts and drawings to meet project requirements. They utilize complex software tools to make technical designs that fulfill mechanical specifications, and these individuals must possess strong communication skills to facilitate the design process and reach project completion. Senior mechanical designers analyze sketches and blueprints for feasibility and compliance, as well as use a computer with computer-aided design (CAD) software to make modifications to existing designs.

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Senior Mechanical Designer Tasks
  • Participate in design team process and generate ideas for architecture or product design.
  • Create meticulous documentation for each project's requirements and design.
  • Provide estimates for time, cost, performance, and materials.
  • Develop, test, and execute complex mechanical systems and designs that reveal their functions.

Common Career Paths for Senior Mechanical Designer


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At the upper end, Senior Mechanical Designers who move into a Design Engineering Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Design Engineering Managers is a much higher $103K per year. A Senior Mechanical Designer often moves on to become a Senior Mechanical Engineering Designer or a Mechanical Engineer.

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Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Designer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Computer Aided Design, Windows Operating System General Use, Computer Aided Drafting & Design, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Autocad 2000i, Autodesk Software, and Pro/Engineer. For most people, competency in AutoCAD indicates knowledge of Engineering Design, SolidWorks, and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Designer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Mechanical Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Mechanical Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Mechanical Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 165 salaries. A Senior Mechanical Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 200 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

20%

-4%

-16%

-27%

National Average: $72,703

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Mechanical Designers in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 22 percent above the national average. Senior Mechanical Designers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+8 percent) and Phoenix (+6 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Louisville Senior Mechanical Designers earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Greenville and Orlando (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Senior Mechanical Designer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
56%

Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Designer Salaries

▲4%

National Average
$73,000

▼4%

▼11%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
56%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%