Average Mid-Career Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary

$93,061
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,034
Bonus
$15,000
Commission
$3,389
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Mechanical Engineer is $93,061.
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$76k
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$93k
90%
$119k
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$76k - $119k
Bonus
$1k - $14k
Profit Sharing
$972 - $10k
Commission
$0 - $15k
Total Pay
$77k - $125k
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What Do Senior Mechanical Engineers Do?

The top respondents for the job title Senior Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Raytheon Co., Lockheed Martin Corp and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Raytheon Co. where the average pay is $98,769. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bechtel Corporation and General Electric Co (GE), earning around $96,916 and $93,988, respectively. Northrop Grumman Corporation pays the lowest at around $87,096. Becton, Dickinson and Company and Medtronic, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $87,964 and $89,526, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineers?

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 $88,775 based on 52 salaries. An early career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,252 based on 630 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,364 based on 2,495 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $111,689.
Employees with Senior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 28.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (10.2% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.3% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (0.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,705 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.1%
Early Career
13.4%
Experienced
53.0%
Late Career
32.5%

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