Mechanical Design Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$73,000
$58,000
$73,000
$93,000
Mechanical design engineers in the United States make an average salary of $73,979 per year or $35.57 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $58,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $93,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, New Mexico, Maryland, Delaware, and Arizona provide the highest mechanical design engineer salaries.
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Map of Mechanical Design Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Mechanical Design Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Mechanical Design Engineer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, New Mexico and Maryland, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for mechanical design engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Ohio, Kansas, and West Virginia.

Average Mechanical Design Engineer Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a mechanical design engineer, being employed by a company such as Apple or Nvidia would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Western Digital and Facebook also report highly competitive salaries for mechanical design engineers.

Company
Average Salary
$125,754
$126k
$122,355
$122k
$111,991
$112k
$108,949
$109k
$105,473
$105k
$105,210
$105k
$103,512
$104k

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Average Mechanical Design Engineer Pay By Industry

The salary for a mechanical design engineer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for mechanical design engineers tend to be found in automotive, technology, and manufacturing companies. In fact, mechanical design engineers can make a yearly salary of $77,998 while working for automotive companies.

Industry
Average Salary
Automotive
Automotive
$77,998
$78k
Technology
Technology
$77,547
$78k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$73,207
$73k
Retail
Retail
$66,209
$66k

Mechanical Design Engineer Salary History

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Mechanical Design Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a mechanical design engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Mechanical Design Engineer Salaries

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$75,132
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$83,480
$83,480
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$75,000
$75,000
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Selectek
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$79,306
$79,306
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07/05/2020
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$156,525
$156,525
07/05/2020
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07/02/2020
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$75,000
$75,000
07/02/2020
Mechanical Design Engineer
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$70,000
$70,000
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06/26/2020
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$75,000
$75,000
06/26/2020
Mechanical Design Engineer
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06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$110,000
$110,000
06/23/2020
Mechanical/Hvac Design Engineer 3
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06/09/2020
06/09/2020
$83,480
$83,480
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