Average Senior Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $97,325.
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$78k - $135k

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Job Description 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 Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $117,276. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and Bechtel Corporation, earning around $106,300 and $100,616, respectively. Caterpillar, Inc. pays the lowest at around $95,057. Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $95,502 and $97,587, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineer

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 $89,099 based on 16 salaries. An early career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,489 based on 291 salaries. A mid-career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,800 based on 1,417 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,325 based on 1,378 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $110,789.
Employees with Senior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (11.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.5% less).

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