The average salary for an Experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer is $101,167.
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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), Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co.. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $121,570. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $117,097 and $107,928, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $101,961. Raytheon Co. and General Motors Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $104,094 and $105,600, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Engineer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Development 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 $87,942 based on 50 salaries. An early career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,902 based on 624 salaries. A mid-career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,955 based on 2,617 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,405.
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Employees with Senior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 29.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (24.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (3.1% less).
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