Average Experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary

$101,167
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,212
Bonus
$8,750
Commission
$3,477
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The average salary for an Experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer is $101,167.
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$81k
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$101k
90%
$133k
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$81k - $133k
Bonus
$1k - $16k
Profit Sharing
$550 - $10k
Commission
$0 - $9k
Total Pay
$82k - $141k
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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), 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

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,868 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Early Career
12.8%
Mid Career
53.8%
Late Career
32.4%

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