How much does a Mechanical Engineer make in Chicago, IL?

Updated Sep 21, 2021

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Experience

$76,707 /yr
Average Base Pay

968 salaries

$57K

Low

$77K

Average

$104K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$3,979Range$914 - $17,325
The average salary for Mechanical Engineer is $76,707 per year in Chicago, IL. Salaries estimates are based on 968 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Mechanical Engineer employees in Chicago, IL.

Seniority Levels

L2
Mechanical Engineer$76,707 /yr
L3
Senior Mechanical Engineer$104,165 /yr
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$80,113

per year

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$80,113

per year

Entry Mechanical Engineer

$75,942

per year

Entry Level Mechanical Engineer

$80,113

per year

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ESD
4.2

ESD

Mechanical Engineer

$74,841

 /yr
Range: $69K - $82K
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$69K

$82K

$68,545 - $81,522 Range

Motorola Mobility
4

Motorola Mobility

Mechanical Engineer

$136,177

 /yr
Range: $92K - $170K

$92K

$170K

$91,961 - $170,253 Range

EXP
3.6

EXP

Mechanical Engineer

$78,962

 /yr
Range: $69K - $95K

$69K

$95K

$69,330 - $94,783 Range

Sargent & Lundy
4.1

Sargent & Lundy

Mechanical Engineer

$91,471

 /yr
Range: $79K - $103K

$79K

$103K

$79,178 - $102,506 Range

dbHMS
3.6

dbHMS

Mechanical Engineer

$67,470

 /yr
Range: $60K - $94K

$60K

$94K

$60,000 - $94,128 Range

Hydro International
3.4

Hydro International

Mechanical Engineer

$68,963

 /yr
Range: $62K - $99K

$62K

$99K

$62,333 - $99,331 Range

S&C Electric Company
4.1

S&C Electric Company

Mechanical Engineer

$72,694

 /yr
Range: $71K - $77K

$71K

$77K

$70,759 - $77,370 Range

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Hydro
3

Hydro

Mechanical Engineer

$69,286

 /yr
Range: $58K - $99K

$58K

$99K

$57,989 - $98,757 Range

CannonDesign
3.7

CannonDesign

Mechanical Engineer

$85,162

 /yr
Range: $63K - $107K

$63K

$107K

$63,350 - $107,095 Range

Methode Electronics
3

Methode Electronics

Mechanical Engineer

$81,499

 /yr
Range: $76K - $88K

$76K

$88K

$76,307 - $87,806 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Mechanical Engineer

$71,102

 /yr
Range: $18K - $150K

$18K

$150K

$18,229 - $149,573 Range

Tesla
3.8

Tesla

Mechanical Engineer

$125,000

 /yr
Range: $97K - $153K

$97K

$153K

$96,807 - $152,854 Range

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
3.7

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Mechanical Engineer

$77,975

 /yr
Range: $67K - $85K

$67K

$85K

$66,598 - $85,169 Range

Affiliated Engineers, Inc
4

Affiliated Engineers, Inc

Mechanical Engineer

$70,218

 /yr
Range: $70K - $106K

$70K

$106K

$69,567 - $106,387 Range

IMEG
4

IMEG

Mechanical Engineer

$77,189

 /yr
Range: $73K - $79K

$73K

$79K

$72,573 - $79,012 Range

WMA Consulting Engineers
4.2

WMA Consulting Engineers

Mechanical Engineer

$69,272

 /yr
Range: $66K - $72K

$66K

$72K

$66,120 - $72,262 Range

Fluid Handling
3.3

Fluid Handling

Mechanical Engineer

$84,820

 /yr
Range: $78K - $86K

$78K

$86K

$78,494 - $86,460 Range

MEPIS
2

MEPIS

Mechanical Engineer

$62,500

 /yr
Range: $58K - $104K

$58K

$104K

$57,966 - $104,297 Range

Hi-P North America
2.2

Hi-P North America

Mechanical Engineer

$66,269

 /yr
Range: $64K - $66K

$64K

$66K

$63,847 - $66,269 Range

The Home Depot
3.8

The Home Depot

Mechanical Engineer - Hourly
About 

$11 -$12

 hourly

$11

$12

$11 - $12 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Mechanical Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $76,707 per year in Chicago, IL. Salaries estimates are based on 968 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Mechanical Engineer employees in Chicago, IL.

The highest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL is $103,614 per year.

The lowest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Chicago, IL is $56,788 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Mechanical Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Mechanical Engineer.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent mechanical engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$21
hourly
A Mechanical reported making $21 per hour
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Intern
10000+ employees
 
Company - Public
$54,000
per year
A Mechanical Designer reported making $54,000 per year
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8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$13
hourly
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
Intern
1001 to 5000 employees
 
Company - Private
$98,400
per year
A MEP Coordinator reported making $98,400 per year
Additional Pay
$9k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$125,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $125,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$170,253
per year
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $170,253 per year
Additional Pay
$40k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$80,321
per year
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $80,321 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$104,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $104,000 per year
Additional Pay
$3k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$68,500
per year
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $68,500 per year
Additional Pay
$4k cash bonus
Job Highlights
Full-time
10000+ employees
 
Company - Public