Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Mechanical Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$80,230 / yrTotal Pay
$75,712 / yrBase Pay
$4,519 / yrAdditional Pay

$80,230

 / yr
$56K$115K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $80,230 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $75,712 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $4,519 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

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$80,230 /yr
Mechanical Engineer
$124,859 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Mechanical Engineer

Some related job titles are Mechanical Engineer Intern Salaries with median pay of $68,551, Entry Level Mechanical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $78,992, Entry Mechanical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $91,887, Entry Level Mechanical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $72,841.

Top Paying Companies

For a Mechanical Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Mechanical Engineer in United States. Employers include Meta, Google and STANFORD MU.

1
Meta
$188,552/yr
2
Google
$179,850/yr
3
STANFORD MU
$177,961/yr
4
Nuro
$175,714/yr
6
DAQRI
$172,139/yr
7
Wireclass
$167,905/yr
9
Apple
$163,527/yr
10
BrainCo
$162,094/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

A Mechanical engineer salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Mechanical engineer in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $48,632 to $131,744 per year, based on 11 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Mechanical engineer in US can make a salary range of $56,879 to $126,360 with at least 5 years of experience, based on 87 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Mechanical engineer gets the highest compensation are Meta, Accenture Ltd and Applied Materials, Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 18.79% more than smaller companies for a Mechanical engineer.

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

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Date of Time

Mechanical Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$2,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Mechanical Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$6,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Mechanical Design Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$135,000

/yr

$95K | $40K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Mechanical Engineering

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$5,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Mechanical Engineer

United States of America

 | <1 year

$50

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

<1 year
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Mechanical Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$35

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
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Mechanical Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$2,600

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
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Mechanical Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$82,000

/yr

$79K | $3K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
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Mechanical Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$84,000

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Mechanical Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $75,712 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Mechanical Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 40302 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Mechanical Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in United States is $106,892 per year.

The lowest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in United States is $53,627 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.