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Average Salary - Mechanical Engineer / United States UNITED STATES


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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$73,787 USD

£58,318 GBP
New York City

$72,133 USD

$72,000 USD

£56,905 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Mechanical Engineer / United States

Average salary for Mechanical Engineer / United States is $73,787 USD per year. The most typical earning is $72,000 USD. All data are based on 151 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $80,400 USD. Women receive a salary of $102,700 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of $89,600 USD. The second most paid education level is High School with salary of $85,000 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $107,500 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $104,100 USD.

Levels / Mechanical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
4 100%
2.65%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
1 97.35%
0.66%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
1 96.69%
0.66%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
0 n/a
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
8 96.03%
5.3%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
7 90.73%
4.64%
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
16 86.09%
10.6%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
11 75.5%
7.28%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
15 68.21%
9.93%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
11 58.28%
7.28%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
17 50.99%
11.26%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
13 39.74%
8.61%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
7 31.13%
4.64%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
7 26.49%
4.64%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
8 21.85%
5.3%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
4 16.56%
2.65%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
6 13.91%
3.97%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
0 n/a
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
4 9.93%
2.65%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
1 7.28%
0.66%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
4 6.62%
2.65%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
1 3.97%
0.66%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
0 n/a
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
0 n/a
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
2 3.31%
1.32%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
0 n/a
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
0 n/a
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
1 1.99%
0.66%
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
1 1.32%
0.66%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
0 n/a
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
1 0.66%
0.66%

Gender / Mechanical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Women 3 $102,700 USD
2 Men 86 $80,400 USD

Education / Mechanical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 37 $89,600 USD
2 High School 2 $85,000 USD
3 Doctorate Degree 1 $75,000 USD
4 Bachelors Degree 100 $69,400 USD
5 Some College 11 $58,200 USD

Experience / Mechanical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 8 $107,500 USD
2 20+ Years 19 $104,100 USD
3 12-16 Years 8 $84,500 USD
4 8-12 Years 8 $79,300 USD
5 4-8 Years 33 $75,500 USD
6 1-2 Years 13 $68,700 USD
7 2-4 Years 27 $62,400 USD
8 0-1 Year 35 $55,000 USD

Age / Mechanical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 4 $141,600 USD
2 46-50 8 $126,700 USD
3 41-45 5 $87,000 USD
4 36-40 7 $86,700 USD
5 31-35 12 $83,300 USD
6 51-55 2 $76,300 USD
7 66-70 1 $75,000 USD
8 61-65 1 $75,000 USD
9 26-30 26 $74,100 USD
10 n/a 62 $63,200 USD
11 21-25 22 $61,600 USD
12 14-20 1 $20,000 USD

Work Type / Mechanical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 3 $106,700 USD
2 Permanent 134 $75,600 USD
3 Contract 11 $56,300 USD
4 Part Time 3 $23,700 USD

States / Mechanical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Louisiana 5 $131,300 USD
2 Rhode Island 1 $120,000 USD
3 Washington State 6 $105,500 USD
4 Kentucky 1 $97,000 USD
5 Georgia 5 $96,800 USD
6 Michigan 11 $95,400 USD
7 Colorado 4 $92,900 USD
8 New Jersey 3 $92,300 USD
9 Massachusetts 5 $80,600 USD
10 Minnesota 2 $80,300 USD
11 Missouri 6 $76,500 USD
12 North Carolina 4 $75,800 USD
13 District Of Columbia (DC) 2 $75,000 USD
14 California 13 $71,500 USD
15 Virginia 2 $71,500 USD
16 Connecticut 3 $70,000 USD
17 Texas 10 $69,300 USD
18 Nevada 2 $67,500 USD
19 Idaho 2 $67,000 USD
20 Tennessee 3 $64,800 USD
21 Pennsylvania 7 $63,900 USD
22 Florida 4 $60,300 USD
23 Utah 5 $60,000 USD
24 Indiana 2 $60,000 USD
25 Oklahoma 1 $60,000 USD
26 Ohio 14 $59,800 USD
27 Illinois 7 $58,400 USD
28 New York State 5 $58,100 USD
29 Wisconsin 3 $57,200 USD
30 Kansas 1 $55,000 USD
31 Alabama 1 $55,000 USD
32 Maine 1 $54,100 USD
33 Hawaii 2 $51,500 USD
34 Maryland 2 $50,500 USD
35 South Carolina 1 $50,000 USD

Cities / Mechanical Engineer / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Sacramento 1 $150,000 USD
2 New Orleans 3 $148,200 USD
3 Seattle 3 $144,300 USD
4 Jersey City 1 $120,000 USD
5 Providence 1 $120,000 USD
6 Anaheim 1 $115,000 USD
7 Baton Rouge 1 $110,000 USD
8 Vancouver, United States 1 $110,000 USD
9 Kansas City 2 $108,800 USD
10 Shreveport 1 $102,000 USD
11 Atlanta 4 $98,500 USD
12 Colorado Springs 1 $97,500 USD
13 Louisville 1 $97,000 USD
14 Detroit 11 $95,400 USD
15 Denver 3 $91,300 USD
16 Augusta 1 $90,000 USD
17 Worcester 2 $85,500 USD
18 Dallas 2 $83,500 USD
19 Newport News 1 $82,000 USD
20 Minneapolis 2 $80,300 USD
21 Newark 2 $78,500 USD
22 Boston 3 $77,300 USD
23 Charlotte 2 $76,500 USD
24 Raleigh 2 $75,000 USD
25 Washington DC 2 $75,000 USD
26 New York City 3 $72,100 USD
27 Houston 5 $72,000 USD
28 Hartford 3 $70,000 USD
29 San Francisco 2 $70,000 USD
30 San Antonio 1 $70,000 USD
31 Los Angeles 4 $68,300 USD
32 Las Vegas 2 $67,500 USD
33 Boise 2 $67,000 USD
34 Memphis 3 $64,800 USD
35 Pittsburgh 1 $64,000 USD
36 Philadelphia 6 $63,800 USD
37 Cleveland 3 $63,000 USD
38 Columbus 3 $61,700 USD
39 Richmond 1 $61,000 USD
40 Cincinnati 6 $60,500 USD
41 St. Louis 4 $60,400 USD
42 Salt Lake City 5 $60,000 USD
43 Indianapolis 2 $60,000 USD
44 San Jose 1 $60,000 USD
45 Tulsa 1 $60,000 USD
46 Milwaukee 2 $59,800 USD
47 Chicago 7 $58,400 USD
48 Madison 1 $52,000 USD
49 Honolulu 2 $51,500 USD
50 Baltimore 2 $50,500 USD
51 Akron 2 $50,000 USD
52 Columbia, South Carolina 1 $50,000 USD
53 Austin 1 $50,000 USD
54 --Other-- 5 $49,000 USD
55 Irvine 1 $45,800 USD
56 Spokane 2 $45,000 USD
57 Oxnard 2 $40,000 USD
58 Rochester 2 $37,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

30/30  Process Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 January 2024

What I do?

"Addressed production issues and analyzed data metrics for process qualification to reduce cycle time for consumables. Designed fixtures for optical inspection of received parts. Documented assembly work instructions for NPI consumable and platform instrument. Diagnosed RMA, developed root cause analysis procedure."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $60,000 USD

29/30  Staff Engineer (Man)
Posted 16 July 2023

What I do?

"Production line improvements, R&D, Testing, and Product Design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newark Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $85,000 USD

28/30  Assisstant Engineer (Man)
Posted 11 July 2023

What I do?

"Mechanical design, Mechanical Drawing, engineering and automatic."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $70,000 USD

27/30  Testingenieur (Man)
Posted 05 September 2022

What I do?

"Testing cars."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Expert $100,000 USD

26/30  Manager (Man)
Posted 29 May 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kansas City Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $155,000 USD

25/30  Hydrogen Fuel Engineer (Man)
Posted 06 March 2022

What I do?

"Design Hydrogen fuel systems. This includes plumbing, storage, connections, valves and sensors."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $210,000 USD

24/30  Mechanical Engineer I (Man)
Posted 19 October 2021

What I do?

"Design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $70,000 USD

23/30  Project Engineer (Man)
Posted 06 October 2019

What I do?

"Injection Mold Design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newark Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $72,000 USD

22/30  Senior Technical Specialist (Man)
Posted 23 August 2019

What I do?

"Customer services and technical support."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $100,000 USD

21/30  Mechanical Engineer (Man)
Posted 25 July 2019

What I do?

"Trade compliance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $90,000 USD

20/30  Facility Engineer (Man)
Posted 15 July 2019

What I do?

"Operations and Maintenance Infrastructure."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Augusta Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $90,000 USD

19/30  HVAC Engineer (Man)
Posted 05 July 2019

What I do?

"Fixing HVAC equipment."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Jersey City High School 20+ Years n/a $120,000 USD

18/30  Mechanical Engineer (Man)
Posted 28 May 2019

What I do?

"Design and release; program management; quality analysis; improvement of various vehicle commodities/functions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Louisville Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $97,000 USD

17/30  Testing Engineer (Man)
Posted 16 April 2019

What I do?

"Testing Engineer of mechanical automotive components."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newport News Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $82,000 USD

16/30  Mechanical Engineer (Man)
Posted 10 April 2019

What I do?

"Create assembly lines and make changes to better them."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Indianapolis Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $65,000 USD

15/30  Sales Director (Man)
Posted 05 April 2019

What I do?

"Sales director at work."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $220,000 USD

14/30  Design Engineer (Man)
Posted 10 December 2018

What I do?

"Design of automation and machinery."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Richmond Masters Degree 0-1 Year n/a $61,000 USD

13/30  Aerospace Engineer (Man)
Posted 27 September 2018

What I do?

"Propulsion and hydrolics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Philadelphia Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $90,000 USD

12/30  Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Man)
Posted 21 September 2018

What I do?

"Drawing development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New Orleans Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $79,500 USD

11/30  Pipeline Engineer (Man)
Posted 20 September 2018

What I do?

"Design offshore pipelines."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Houston Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $85,000 USD

10/30  GN&C Engineer (Man)
Posted 13 September 2018

What I do?

"I work with gyroscopes and test them."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Boston Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $92,000 USD

9/30  MBOP Engineer (Man)
Posted 07 September 2018

What I do?

"Reliability Engineering."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Hartford Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $70,000 USD

8/30  Project Engineer (Man)
Posted 16 August 2018

What I do?

"Manage engineering projects."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baton Rouge Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $110,000 USD

7/30  Mechanical Engineer (Man)
Posted 18 July 2018

What I do?

"Automotive design."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $78,000 USD

6/30  Mechanical ENgineer (Man)
Posted 19 May 2018

What I do?

"CAD, Drafting, GD&T, fabrication, FEA, analysis, design,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $73,000 USD

5/30  Field Service Engineer (Man)
Posted 12 April 2018

What I do?

"Troubleshoot product development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Detroit Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $96,000 USD

4/30  Battery Engineer (Man)
Posted 07 November 2017

What I do?

"Research and development work on Li-ion batteries."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 0-1 Year n/a $60,000 USD

3/30  Mechanical Designer (Man)
Posted 05 October 2017

What I do?

"Design Custom Automated Machinery."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Columbia, South Carolina Some College 2-4 Years n/a $50,000 USD

2/30  Application Engineer (Man)
Posted 29 September 2017

What I do?

"- US citizenship, - Master degree in science of technology, - Production, Manufacturing, Project Engineer, Project Management - Technically trained in mechanical engineering, academic and practical experience in statics equipment and rotary machines (such as pumps, fans, blowers, heat-exchanger and plumbing); fundamental rules, inspection, troubleshooting, maintenance, commissioning, handing over, safety, PDM, PMs and customer service as well as international sales, - Requirements analysis, root cause analysis, design skills, presenting technical information, equipment maintenance, conceptual skills, quality focus, general consulting skills, control engineering, lean manufacturing, 5S, job knowledge, six sigma methods, technical zeal, successful track record, reducing costs analysis, improving efficiency and staff managing, - Process-oriented operations manager with proven success leading production teams to meet aggressive goals - Key strengths in management, scheduling, training and operations - Languages: English / Persian / Arabic."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kansas City Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $62,500 USD

1/30  Design Engineer (Man)
Posted 30 August 2017

What I do?

"Work with industrial engineers on design CAD."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Akron Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $70,000 USD


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