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How Much Does a Senior Mechanical Designer Earn In The United States?

Senior Mechanical Designer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$98,000
$75,000
$98,000
$129,000
Senior mechanical designers in the United States make an average salary of $98,716 per year or $47.46 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $75,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $129,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Delaware, Arizona, Alaska, and Washington provide the highest senior mechanical designer salaries.
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Where Senior Mechanical Designers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Senior Mechanical Designers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Delaware and Arizona, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for senior mechanical designers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Arkansas, Nebraska, and Ohio.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range108k - 162k$133k$132,953

Phoenix, AZ

Salary Range91k - 138k$113k$112,697

Bellevue, WA

Salary Range91k - 131k$110k$109,669

Austin, TX

Salary Range88k - 130k$107k$107,438

Boulder, CO

Salary Range84k - 120k$101k$100,907

Baltimore, MD

Salary Range82k - 122k$100k$100,177

Billerica, MA

Salary Range82k - 118k$99k$99,144

Sparks, NV

Salary Range77k - 116k$95k$95,070

Chicago, IL

Salary Range75k - 107k$90k$89,946

Concord, NC

Salary Range69k - 103k$85k$84,648
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$162k

High Paying Senior Mechanical Designer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior Mechanical Designers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Northrop Grumman and Boeing as they offer the highest salaries for senior mechanical designers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
Northrop Grumman
Salary Range107k - 136k$121k$121,094
Boeing
Salary Range106k - 136k$121k$120,590
Collins Aerospace
Salary Range106k - 136k$120k$120,244
Intel
Salary Range104k - 135k$119k$119,089
Raytheon Company
Salary Range103k - 134k$118k$118,417
Nokia
Salary Range106k - 127k$116k$116,441
GHD
Salary Range103k - 127k$115k$114,610
KLA
Salary Range104k - 121k$113k$112,586
Harman International Industries
Salary Range97k - 129k$112k$112,377
Xerox
Salary Range100k - 124k$112k$111,970
$95k
$136k

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    How Much Do Senior Mechanical Designers Make In Different Industries?

    Senior mechanical designer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, health care, and energy companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a senior mechanical designer can make a yearly salary of $107,173 while working for technology companies. All the while, other senior mechanical designers are making $102,557 at health care companies and $101,950 at energy companies. One industry senior mechanical designers may want to avoid is the automotive industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $94,425.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range94k - 121k$107k$107,173

    Health Care

    Salary Range94k - 111k$103k$102,557

    Energy

    Salary Range95k - 109k$102k$101,950

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range88k - 102k$95k$95,426

    Automotive

    Salary Range87k - 101k$94k$94,425
    $87k
    $121k

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