Mechanical Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$75,000
$58,000
Min 10%
$75,000
Median 50%
$97,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Nvidia
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
New Mexico
Average Experience Level
3.5 years
How much does a mechanical engineer make?
The national average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in the United States is $75,396 per year or $36.25 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $97,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $58,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. States with the highest Mechanical Engineer salaries include New Mexico, California, Texas, Delaware, and Louisiana. The typical tenure for a Mechanical Engineer is 3.5 years.
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Average Mechanical Engineer Salary By Location

As a Mechanical Engineer in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $75,396 per year or $36.25 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest annual salary for Mechanical Engineers at 92,282. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $63,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Mechanical Engineer salaries are New Mexico, California, Texas, Delaware, and Louisiana. Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Wisconsin, and West Virginia have the lowest reported salaries for Mechanical Engineers.

Map of Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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

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Average Mechanical Engineer Salary By Company

If you are a Mechanical Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Mechanical Engineers are Technology companies and Professional companies. Nvidia and Google are the highest paying companies. If you can find a job at a company like Facebook or Microsoft, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Mechanical Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$127,321
$127k
$123,344
$123k
$118,996
$119k
$117,082
$117k
$116,522
$117k

Average Mechanical Engineer Pay By Industry

Mechanical Engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Construction companies, Energy companies, and Automotive companies pay their Mechanical Engineers well. Salaries for Mechanical Engineers in Construction companies average $80,090 annually, while Energy companies and Automotive companies pay $79,971 and $75,752, respectively. The average salary for Mechanical Engineers in the Manufacturing industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $74,226.
Industry
Average Salary
Construction
Construction
$80,090
$80k
Energy
Energy
$79,971
$80k
Automotive
Automotive
$75,752
$76k
Technology
Technology
$74,699
$75k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$74,226
$74k

Mechanical Engineer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Mechanical Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Mechanical Engineer can range from $59,784 to $116,480 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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Location
Date Added
Salary
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