Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$100,000
$77,000
Min 10%
$100,000
Median 50%
$130,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
5.1 years
How much does a senior mechanical engineer make?
The national average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in the U.S. is $100,566 annually or $48.35 hourly. While the top 10 percent make over $130,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $77,000. Technology companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Senior Mechanical Engineers. California, Washington, New Mexico, Delaware, and Massachusetts have the highest paying Senior Mechanical Engineer jobs. The typical employment in the position spans 5.1 years.
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Average Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary By Location

Senior Mechanical Engineers in the US makes an average salary of $100,566 per year or $48.35 per hour. The city with the highest Senior Mechanical Engineer salary is San Francisco, CA at $124,974 per year. The San Francisco, CA average entry-level salary for Senior Mechanical Engineers is $85,000. The highest earning states when it comes to Senior Mechanical Engineer salaries are California, Washington, New Mexico, Delaware, and Massachusetts. On the other hand, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, and Kentucky report the lowest wages for Senior Mechanical Engineers.
City
Average Salary

Map of Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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

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Average Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary By Company

Senior Mechanical Engineer jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Senior Mechanical Engineers are Technology companies and Professional companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Senior Mechanical Engineers are Microsoft and Nvidia. Companies like Bergstrom and Qualcomm also pay high salaries to their Senior Mechanical Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$154,660
$155k
$135,587
$136k
$127,863
$128k
$122,797
$123k
$119,047
$119k
$113,465
$113k
$113,403
$113k

Average Senior Mechanical Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Senior Mechanical Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Construction companies, Energy companies, and Technology companies tend to have the highest salaries for Senior Mechanical Engineers. Salaries for Senior Mechanical Engineers in Construction companies average $110,477 annually, while Energy companies and Technology companies pay $105,064 and $99,693, respectively. The average salary for Senior Mechanical Engineers in the Manufacturing industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $97,877.
Industry
Average Salary
Construction
Construction
$110,477
$110k
Energy
Energy
$105,064
$105k
Technology
Technology
$99,693
$100k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$97,877
$98k

Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

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Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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