Mechanical Engineer Salary in the US

$71,400
per year
per month
$5,950
per month
per year
Bonus
$3,950/year
Commission
$7,620/year
Profit Sharing
$3,140/year
Bonus
$330/month
Commission
$640/month
Profit Sharing
$260/month

Mechanical Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $71,400 per year ($5,950 per month), which is $17,910 (+33%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Mechanical Engineer can expect an average starting salary of $57,600. The highest salaries can exceed $130,000.
$57,600
Low
$71,400
Average salary
$130,000
High
$4,800
Low
$5,950
Average salary
$10,850
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus, commission and profit sharing.
$510
$100,400
$201,400
Salary$57,600 - 130,000
Bonus$640 - 19,600
Commission$1,240 - 34,200
Profit Sharing$510 - 17,600
Total Pay$59,990 - 201,400
$40
$8,380
$16,800
Salary$4,800 - 10,850
Bonus$50 - 1,630
Commission$100 - 2,850
Profit Sharing$40 - 1,470
Total Pay$4,990 - 16,800

Mechanical Engineer Salary Range

Internship
$46,400
Low
$57,600
Average salary
$71,400
Senior
$98,500
High
$130,000
Internship
$3,870
Low
$4,800
Average salary
$5,950
Senior
$8,210
High
$10,850
Among Mechanical Engineers in the US, Junior/Intern Mechanical Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Senior Mechanical Engineers and Principal Mechanical Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Mechanical Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Apple Mechanical Engineer$123K/year
+72% 
Google Mechanical Engineer$119K/year
+66% 
Principal Mechanical Engineer$116K/year
+63% 
Senior Mechanical Engineer$99K/year
+38% 
Tesla Mechanical Engineer$92K/year
+29% 
SpaceX Mechanical Engineer$89K/year
+24% 
Nasa Mechanical Engineer$86K/year
+21% 
Ford Mechanical Engineer$86K/year
+20% 
GE Mechanical Engineer$81K/year
+13% 
Boeing Mechanical Engineer$81K/year
+13% 
GM Mechanical Engineer$79K/year
+11% 
Northrop Grumman Mechanical Engineer$79K/year
+10% 
Air Force Mechanical Engineer$77K/year
+8% 
Raytheon Mechanical Engineer$76K/year
+6% 
Auto Mechanical Engineer$74K/year
+4% 
Associate Mechanical Engineer$66K/year
 -7%
Junior Mechanical Engineer$61K/year
 -14%
Mechanical Engineer Intern$46K/year
 -35%

Mechanical Engineer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Mechanical Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $57,600 per year. A mid career Mechanical Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $69,400, while a Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $98,500. Mechanical Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn $107,600 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Mechanical Engineer

Late Career▲ +51%
Senior▲ +38%
Average Salary$71,400/year
Mid Career▼ -3%
Entry Level▼ -19%

Gender Breakdown

Female
11%
Male
89%

Mechanical Engineer - Jobs by Location

Mechanical Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Mechanical Engineer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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