Mechanical Designer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$59,000
$44,000
Min 10%
$59,000
Median 50%
$78,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Tesla
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.7 years
How much does a mechanical designer make?
The national average salary for a Mechanical Designer in the U.S. is $59,308 annually or $28.51 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $78,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $44,000 per year. Professional companies and Construction companies have the most job opportunities for Mechanical Designers. Some of the states with the best Mechanical Designer salaries are California, Delaware, Alaska, Maryland, and Washington. The typical tenure for a Mechanical Designer is 4.7 years.

Average Mechanical Designer Salary By Location

Mechanical Designers in the United States of America make on average $59,308 a year or $28.51 per hour. The city with the highest Mechanical Designer salary is San Francisco, CA at $80,256 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $51,000. Some of the states with the best Mechanical Designer salaries are California, Delaware, Alaska, Maryland, Washington, New Mexico, and Arizona. Kansas, Mississippi, Indiana, Nebraska, and Arkansas have the lowest reported salaries for Mechanical Designers.

Map of Mechanical Designer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Mechanical Designer Salary By Company

Mechanical Designers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Professional companies and Construction companies have the most job opportunities for Mechanical Designers. Companies like Tesla or Philips Electronics North America will get you the highest pay packages. If you can find a job at a company like Siemens or Boston Scientific, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Mechanical Designers.

Average Mechanical Designer Pay By Industry

Wages for Mechanical Designers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Health Care companies, Energy companies, and Retail companies pay higher-than-average wages for Mechanical Designers. Health Care companies pay Mechanical Designers an average salary of $69,475, Energy companies pay $61,383, and Retail companys come in at $60,955. At $54,621, the average salary for Mechanical Designers in the Construction industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$69,475
$69k
Energy
Energy
$61,383
$61k
Retail
Retail
$60,955
$61k
Automotive
Automotive
$60,894
$61k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$60,316
$60k
Technology
Technology
$58,035
$58k
Construction
Construction
$54,621
$55k

Mechanical Designer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Mechanical Designer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Mechanical Designer can range from $47,027 to $91,625 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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$60,523
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$54,262
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$46,791
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$58,436
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$40,000
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03/01/2020
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$62,610
$62,610
Revit Mechanical Designer
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$62,610
$62,610
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Mechanical Designer (P&Ids)
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$52,175
$52,175
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$45,810
$45,810
Mechanical Designer 3 (Creo)
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$62,610
$62,610