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Working As A Mechanical Engineering Manager

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $106,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Mechanical Engineering Manager Do

Architectural and engineering managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities in architectural and engineering companies.

Duties

Architectural and engineering managers typically do the following:

  • Make detailed plans for the development of new products and designs
  • Determine staff, training, and equipment needs
  • Propose budgets for projects and programs
  • Hire and supervise staff
  • Lead research and development projects to produce new products, processes, or designs
  • Check the technical accuracy of their staff’s work
  • Ensure the soundness of methods their staff uses
  • Coordinate work with other staff and managers

Architectural and engineering managers use their knowledge of architecture or engineering to oversee a variety of activities. They may direct and coordinate production, operations, quality assurance, testing, or maintenance at manufacturing sites, industrial plants, engineering services firms, and research and development laboratories.

Architectural and engineering managers are responsible for developing the overall concept of a new product or for solving the technical problems that prevent the completion of a project. To accomplish this, they must determine technical goals and produce detailed plans. 

Architectural and engineering managers spend a great deal of time coordinating the activities of their staff with the activities of other staff or organizations. They often confer with other managers, including those in finance, production, and marketing, as well as with contractors and equipment and materials suppliers.

In addition, architectural and engineering managers must know how to prepare budgets, hire staff, and supervise employees. They propose budgets for projects and programs and determine staff, training, and equipment needs. These managers must also hire people and assign them specific parts of each project to carry out. Architectural and engineering managers supervise the work of their employees, set schedules, and create administrative procedures.

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How To Become A Mechanical Engineering Manager

Architectural and engineering managers typically need at least a bachelor’s degree and considerable work experience as an architect or engineer.

Education

Most architectural and engineering managers have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering specialty or a professional degree in architecture.

Many also gain business management skills by completing a master’s degree in engineering management (MEM or MsEM) or technology management (MSTM) or a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). Some workers earn their master’s degree before advancing to management positions, and others earn it while they work as a manager. Employers will sometimes pay for such education. Typically, those who prefer to manage in technical areas pursue an MsEM or MSTM and those interested in more general management skills earn an MBA.

Engineering management programs usually include classes in accounting, engineering economics, financial management, industrial and human resources management, and quality control.

Technology management programs typically provide instruction in production and operations management, project management, computer applications, quality control, safety and health issues, statistics, and general management principles.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Managers advance to their positions after years of employment as an architect or engineer. They usually have experience working on difficult or complex projects, developing designs, solving problems, and making decisions. Before moving up to a management position, they also typically gain experience leading engineering teams. 

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Architectural and engineering managers must evaluate information carefully and solve complex problems.

Communication skills. Architectural and engineering managers oversee staff and work together with other levels of management. They must communicate orders effectively and lead teams to meet goals. 

Detail oriented. Architectural and engineering managers must pay attention to detail. Their duties require an understanding of complex systems since a minor error can cause major problems.

Math skills. Architectural and engineering managers use calculus and other advanced mathematics to develop new products and processes.

Organizational skills. Architectural and engineering managers keep track of many workers, schedules, and budgets simultaneously.

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Mechanical Engineering Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

84.1%

Unknown

11.1%

Female

4.8%
Ethnicity

White

60.3%

Hispanic or Latino

13.5%

Asian

11.1%

Black or African American

10.3%

Unknown

4.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

17.7%

Carrier

16.1%

German

12.9%

French

12.9%

Chinese

11.3%

Italian

4.8%

Russian

3.2%

Mandarin

3.2%

Portuguese

1.6%

Finnish

1.6%

Greek

1.6%

Persian

1.6%

Albanian

1.6%

Cantonese

1.6%

Japanese

1.6%

Romanian

1.6%

Danish

1.6%

Korean

1.6%

Arabic

1.6%
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Mechanical Engineering Manager Education

Schools

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

9.0%

Purdue University

7.7%

San Jose State University

7.2%

University of Phoenix

7.2%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.9%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

5.9%

University of California - Berkeley

5.4%

Pennsylvania State University

5.0%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

5.0%

George Washington University

4.5%

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

4.5%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.1%

Texas A&M University

4.1%

Southern Methodist University

4.1%

University of Utah

3.6%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

3.6%

Iowa State University

3.6%

Northeastern University

3.6%

University of Alabama

3.2%

Ohio State University

3.2%
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Majors

Mechanical Engineering

57.1%

Business

11.5%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

4.4%

Engineering And Industrial Management

4.2%

Engineering

4.0%

Drafting And Design

3.2%

Project Management

2.3%

Electrical Engineering

2.0%

Management

2.0%

Aerospace Engineering

1.4%

Industrial Technology

1.2%

Manufacturing Engineering

1.0%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

1.0%

Finance

0.9%

Engineering Technology

0.8%

Industrial Engineering

0.6%

Graphic Design

0.6%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

0.5%

Computer Science

0.5%

Education

0.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.9%

Masters

27.8%

Other

10.7%

Associate

5.0%

Doctorate

2.2%

Certificate

1.7%

Diploma

0.5%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$72,000
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Max 90%
Best Paying Company
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Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
4.6 years
How much does a Mechanical Engineering Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Mechanical Engineering Manager in the United States is $106,493 per year or $51 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $72,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $155,000.

Real Mechanical Engineering Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Manager, Mechanical Engineering Clover Network, Inc. Mountain View, CA Jun 11, 2014 $175,000
Manager, Mechanical Engineering Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 26, 2015 $150,670
Mechanical Engineering Manager Outset Medical, Inc. San Jose, CA May 10, 2016 $150,000
Mech Quality Engineer Manager Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA May 20, 2014 $141,750 -
$161,750
Manager, Mechanical Engineering (Externals) Advanced Bionics LLC Santa Clarita, CA Aug 18, 2014 $135,762
Manager, Mechanical Engineering (Implant Design) Advanced Bionics Santa Clarita, CA Feb 22, 2016 $135,762
Mechanical Engineering Manager G&H Precision, Inc. CA Jan 28, 2016 $135,762
Manager, Mechanical Engineering (Externals) Advanced Bionics Santa Clarita, CA Jan 15, 2016 $135,762
Mechanical Engineering Manager Felsomat USA, Inc. Schaumburg, IL Mar 15, 2013 $135,000 -
$165,000
Mechanical Engineering Manager Felsomat USA, Inc. Schaumburg, IL Jul 05, 2011 $135,000 -
$155,000
EUV Mechanical Engineering Manager Cymer LLC San Diego, CA Dec 26, 2016 $132,558 -
$182,600
Mech Quality Engr MGR Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 10, 2016 $132,454 -
$173,056
Manager, Mechanical Engineering (Implant Design) Advanced Bionics LLC Santa Clarita, CA Nov 09, 2016 $132,288 -
$136,000
Mechanical Engineering Project Manager Cementation USA, Inc. Sandy, UT Dec 14, 2016 $116,792 -
$120,000
Mech Quality Engr MGR 1 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 01, 2014 $105,726 -
$129,900
Mechanical Engineer (Engineering Manager) Paterson & Cooke Ltd. Denver, CO Dec 14, 2009 $103,100 -
$120,000
Mechanical Engineer, QPS Manager Ricon Corporation CA Oct 01, 2012 $100,000
Mechanical Engineering Project Manager Yale America, Inc. LaGrange, GA Jun 01, 2012 $100,000
Manager Mechanical Engineering I Union Pacific Railroad Omaha, NE Sep 15, 2013 $99,396
Mechanical Engineering Manager Off-Highway Engineering, Inc. Hampton, VA Nov 01, 2011 $98,800
Mechanical Engineering Manager Larsen & Toubro Technology Services Ltd. San Jose, CA May 06, 2015 $91,749
Manager Jc50-Mechanical Engineers Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Southfield, MI May 08, 2016 $90,896
Manager Mechanical Engineering 1 Union Pacific Railroad Omaha, NE Sep 15, 2010 $90,300
Manager Mechanical Engineering Union Pacific Railroad Omaha, NE Sep 15, 2010 $90,300
Mechanical Engineer/Engineering Manager Gosiger Inc. Plymouth, MI Sep 25, 2012 $90,251 -
$100,000
Mechanical Engineer Manager B & W Global Partners, LLC Troy, MI Oct 01, 2009 $90,000 -
$115,000
Mechanical Engineering Manager Haider Engineering, P. C. Farmingdale, NY Nov 10, 2016 $89,024
Mechanical Engineering Manager Larsen & Toubro Technology Services Ltd. Bohemia, NY Aug 29, 2014 $88,200

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Top Skills for A Mechanical Engineering Manager

  1. New Product Development
  2. Engineering Department
  3. CAD
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Managed new product development and capital expense projects to include machining and design for robotic inspection equipment for hazardous environments.
  • Managed a mechanical engineering department consisting of eight mechanical engineers and designers and three hydraulic designers.
  • Upgraded the technical capabilities in areas including acoustics measurement technology, CAD and finite element analysis.
  • Project Management of the design process included proposal activity, analysis, documentation and troubleshooting.
  • Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.

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