The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $97,325.
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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 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
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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.
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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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