Average Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary

$97,757
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,110
Bonus
$7,500
Commission
$3,515
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The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer is $97,757.
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$76k
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$98k
90%
$132k
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$76k - $132k
Bonus
$1k - $15k
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$915 - $12k
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$5k - $25k
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$77k - $139k
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What Do Senior Mechanical Engineers Do?

Job Satisfaction for Senior Mechanical Engineer

3.7 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Senior Mechanical Engineer are from the companies General Electric Co (GE), Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co.. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $119,366. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and Bechtel Corporation, earning around $104,357 and $101,376, respectively. L-3 Communications pays the lowest at around $90,333. Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $96,242 and $97,500, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineers?

An entry-level Senior Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $88,780 based on 53 salaries. An early career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,387 based on 618 salaries. A mid-career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,389 based on 2,524 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,564 based on 2,445 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,554.
Employees with Senior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 25.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (24.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,151 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Early Career
8.6%
Mid Career
35.3%
Experienced
34.2%
Late Career
21.1%

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