The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Product Development skills is $97,173.
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Job Description for Senior Mechanical Engineer
A senior mechanical engineer creates and improves mechanical and electrical systems for products. The engineer will be present for the planning, design, and development processes until the product is produced. Some parts of the products that are made by a mechanical engineer are the mechanical components, circuit boards, sensors, and electrical parts. Prototypes of designs will be created and tested by the mechanical engineer and the team, in order to make sure that the product operates as it s…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Mechanical Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Senior Mechanical Engineer are from the companies General Electric Co (GE), Raytheon Co. and Caterpillar, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at General Electric (GE) Energy where the average pay is $108,129. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Raytheon Co. and General Motors Corporation, earning around $101,360 and $100,503, respectively. L-3 Communications pays the lowest at around $95,000. Schlumberger and Caterpillar, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $97,625 and $99,464, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Engineer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills in Project Management and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Engineering Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineer
An early career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $87,436 based on 150 salaries. A mid-career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,885 based on 729 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,089 based on 637 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,783.
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Employees with Senior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (23.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (1.8% less) and San Diego, California (1.0% less).
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