How to Become a Mechanical Engineer?

Are you thinking of becoming a Mechanical Engineer or already started your career and planning the next step? Learn how to become a Mechanical Engineer, what skills you need to succeed, how to advance your career and get promoted, and what levels of pay to expect at each step on your career path. Explore new Mechanical Engineer job openings and options for career transitions into related roles.

Mechanical Engineer Career Path

Mechanical Engineer

2 - 4Years of Experience
$67K - $98K /yrMost Likely Range
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Senior Mechanical Engineer

2 - 4Years of Experience
$104K - $153K /yrMost Likely Range
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Mechanical Engineer IV

5 - 7Years of Experience
$84K - $120K /yrMost Likely Range
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Total Pay Trajectory

Mechanical Engineer Career Path

Summer Intern Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Assistant Manager
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer Manager
Mechanical Engineer IV
Senior Manager of Mechanical Engineering
Principal Mechanical Engineer
Senior Principal Mechanical Engineer
Director of Mechanical Engineering
Chief Mechanical Engineer
$50K
$86K
$122K
$158K
$230K

Related Careers in the Engineering Industry

Interested in other Engineering careers? Below are occupations that have high affinity with Mechanical Engineer skills. Discover some of the most common Mechanical Engineer career transitions, along with skills overlap.

Mechanical Designer
25% skills overlap
27% transitioned to Mechanical Designer