How much does a Mechanical Engineer make in the United States?

4.4k salaries reported, updated at June 21, 2021
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The average salary for a mechanical engineer is $90,567 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Relocation assistance
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for mechanical engineers

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Professional Engineer

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 15.96% since 2018. Mechanical Engineers with this license earn +10.13% more than the average base salary, which is $90,567 per year.

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Most common benefits for Mechanical Engineers

  • 401(k) matching
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Health savings account
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
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64% of Mechanical engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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