Average Mechanical Engineering Internship Salary
$43,000 yearly
$21.00 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$32,000
10 %
$43,000
Median
$58,000
90 %
What Is The Average Mechanical Engineering Internship Salary?
The average mechanical engineering internship salary is $43,685 per year, or $21.0 per hour, in the United States. In terms of salary range, an entry level mechanical engineering internship salary is roughly $32,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $58,000. If you like following the crowd, manufacturing and technology companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out manufacturing, technology, and automotive companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Delaware, Arizona, Alaska, and Texas provide the highest mechanical engineering internship salaries.

Average Mechanical Engineering Internship Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where mechanical engineering interns earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Mechanical Engineering Internship average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$43,777
$21.05
Alaska
$49,081
$23.60
Arizona
$50,229
$24.15
Arkansas
$37,634
$18.09
California
$56,151
$27.00
Colorado
$43,911
$21.11
Connecticut
$46,063
$22.15
Delaware
$50,499
$24.28
District of Columbia
$52,070
$25.03
Florida
$47,452
$22.81
Georgia
$45,027
$21.65
Hawaii
$44,718
$21.50
Idaho
$38,908
$18.71
Illinois
$43,614
$20.97
Indiana
$39,338
$18.91
Iowa
$36,705
$17.65
Kansas
$38,267
$18.40
Kentucky
$40,007
$19.23
Louisiana
$47,020
$22.61
Maine
$43,228
$20.78
Maryland
$48,346
$23.24
Massachusetts
$47,869
$23.01
Michigan
$42,190
$20.28
Minnesota
$40,448
$19.45
Mississippi
$42,503
$20.43
Missouri
$39,454
$18.97
Montana
$33,081
$15.90
Nebraska
$38,552
$18.53
Nevada
$46,339
$22.28
New Hampshire
$44,369
$21.33
New Jersey
$46,155
$22.19
New Mexico
$47,138
$22.66
New York
$44,981
$21.63
North Carolina
$41,578
$19.99
North Dakota
$33,659
$16.18
Ohio
$39,945
$19.20
Oklahoma
$42,982
$20.66
Oregon
$43,122
$20.73
Pennsylvania
$41,500
$19.95
Rhode Island
$43,339
$20.84
South Carolina
$46,545
$22.38
South Dakota
$35,437
$17.04
Tennessee
$45,705
$21.97
Texas
$48,408
$23.27
Utah
$41,122
$19.77
Vermont
$39,323
$18.91
Virginia
$45,248
$21.75
Washington
$43,429
$20.88
West Virginia
$42,695
$20.53
Wisconsin
$36,822
$17.70
Wyoming
$33,576
$16.14

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Highest Paying Cities For Mechanical Engineering Internship

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Redwood City, CA
$59,041
$28.39
Houston, TX
$49,101
$23.61
New Orleans, LA
$47,281
$22.73
Greenville, SC
$46,038
$22.13
Broomfield, CO
$43,547
$20.94
Spokane, WA
$38,162
$18.35

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Average Mechanical Engineering Internship Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $43,700
    $21.00
    +1.7%
    2020
    $42,900
    $20.64
    +2.0%
    2019
    $42,100
    $20.24
    +0.7%
    2018
    $41,800
    $20.09
    +0.6%
    2017
    $41,500
    $19.97
    +1.2%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Co-Operations Engineer

    Avg. salary: $39,708

    A Co-Operations Engineer ensures that operations-related activities are performed in compliance with company standards and regulations. They optimize the overall efficiency of business.
    56,884 Co-Operations Engineer Jobs
    Student Engineer

    Avg. salary: $34,412

    A student engineer is an individual who trains to become a full pledge professional engineer by gaining working experience in the field of engineering. By using their knowledge in the principles of science and mathematics, student engineers should help other professionals develop economical solutions and solve technical problems. They are required to engage themselves in the testing, production, or maintenance of newly developed products. Student engineers are also required to work closely with their senior managers or supervisors.
    70,422 Student Engineer Jobs
    Field Engineer

    Avg. salary: $74,352

    A field engineer's role will vary on the industry or line of work involved. However, the primary responsibility will mostly revolve around handling equipment and machinery, ensuring that they function effectively and safely. It is also the task of a field engineer to oversee the workflow and workforce, giving directions and recommendations when necessary. Furthermore, a field engineer must develop strategies and plans to improve the site's efficiency, produce progress reports, and coordinate with other workers.
    67,966 Field Engineer Jobs
    Research Engineer

    Avg. salary: $85,592

    Research Engineers are responsible for a wide range of duties, including researching and developing new technologies and prototypes, and finding solutions to improve techniques, procedures, and technologies.
    99,398 Research Engineer Jobs
    Engineering Trainee

    Avg. salary: $60,794

    An engineering trainee is responsible for shadowing engineers in their duties and performing administrative tasks as needed. Engineering trainees assist the engineers in inspecting construction sites and conducting field research. They also identify cost-efficient materials and resources that meet quality standards and client specifications. An engineering trainee must have excellent communication and organizational skills, especially in writing reports, attending meetings, and ensuring that all reports are submitted for management's reviews, such as contracts from suppliers and vendors.
    49,173 Engineering Trainee Jobs
    Mechanical Design Drafter

    Avg. salary: $53,245

    Mechanical design drafter develops detailed mechanical equipment designs and specifications needed for assembly and modifies them to repair defects and to minimize problems in the production. He/she often works with architects and engineers either in an office or via job sites with hands-on experience in computer-aided design (CAD) software and building processes, visual aptitude, and mathematical skills. However, the demand for drafters tempered as CAD and building information modeling (BIM) technologies allows architects and engineers to perform tasks that are usually done by a mechanical design drafter.
    28,758 Mechanical Design Drafter Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Mechanical Engineering Interns The Most?

    To earn a high income as a mechanical engineering internship, working for Enphase Energy or Elbit Systems of America might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Cognex and Eaton report highly competitive wages for mechanical engineering interns.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Mechanical Engineering Internship SalaryMechanical Engineering Internship Salary Range
    1Enphase Energy
    4.6
    $72,817
    $53k
    $77k
    2Elbit Systems of America
    3.6
    $71,748
    $53k
    $77k
    3Cognex
    4.5
    $70,411
    $53k
    $77k
    4Eaton
    4.8
    $68,798
    $53k
    $77k
    5Leviton
    4.4
    $68,713
    $53k
    $77k
    6Bio-Rad Laboratories
    4.7
    $67,963
    $53k
    $77k

    Recently Added Mechanical Engineering Internship Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Luttrell Staffing Group
    Mechanical Design & Process Engineer Intern
    Mechanical Design & Process Engineer Intern
    Enon, VA
    07/07/2021
    $31,305
    07/07/2021
    Mechanical Engineer Intern
    Denver, CO
    05/12/2021
    $36,940
    05/12/2021
    Peraton
    Physics/Science/Mechanical Engineering-Summer Intern-DOD Programs
    Physics/Science/Mechanical Engineering-Summer Intern-DOD Programs
    Colorado Springs, CO
    03/27/2021
    $29,299
    03/27/2021
    Peraton Corporation
    Physics/Science/Mechanical Engineering-Summer Intern-DOD Programs
    Physics/Science/Mechanical Engineering-Summer Intern-DOD Programs
    Colorado Springs, CO
    03/26/2021
    $29,299
    03/26/2021
    Mechanical Engineering Internship
    Grand Rapids, MI
    03/24/2021
    $37,566
    03/24/2021
    Electrical or Mechanical Engineering Intern
    Henderson, NV
    03/16/2021
    $40,697
    03/16/2021
    2021 Mechanical Engineering Internship
    Englewood, CO
    03/12/2021
    $50,088
    03/12/2021
    Electrical or Mechanical Wind Reliability Engineer Intern
    Minneapolis, MN
    03/10/2021
    $40,697
    03/10/2021
    Mechanical Engineer Intern Pharmaceutical
    Billerica, MA
    03/09/2021
    $35,479
    03/09/2021
    Mechanical Engineering Intern
    Centennial, CO
    01/28/2021
    $36,731
    01/28/2021

    Average Mechanical Engineering Internship Salary by Demographic

    Mechanical Engineering Internship Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $42,393
    female-income
    Female Income
    $41,135
    Median Mechanical Engineering Internship Income by Race
    Unknown mechanical engineering interns have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american mechanical engineering interns have the lowest average salary at $40,592.
    $43,000
    $42,000
    $41,000
    $40,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$42,471
    White$42,104
    Black or African American$40,592
    Asian$41,792
    Hispanic or Latino$41,861
    Average Mechanical Engineering Internship Salary by Education Level
    Mechanical engineering interns with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $54,205 annually. With a Masters degree, mechanical engineering interns earn a median annual income of $48,428 compared to $42,393 for mechanical engineering interns with an Bachelors degree.
    $55,000
    $52,000
    $49,000
    $46,000
    $43,000
    $40,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$48,428
    Bachelor's Degree$42,393
    Doctorate Degree$54,205