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

4.4k salaries reported, updated at June 21, 2021
$90,567
per year

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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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for mechanical engineers

Most recommended license

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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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Information tooltip for top certifications.Top certificationsSix Sigma Certification+32.49%salary
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Six Sigma Certification
+32.49%
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Certified Project Manager
+55.92%
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Information tooltip for top fields of study.Top fields of studyAerospace Engineering Degree+64.41%salary
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Aerospace Engineering Degree
+64.41%
44 jobs
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Biomedical Engineering Degree
+16.37%
10 jobs
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Civil Engineering Degree
+14.15%
10 jobs
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Mechanical Engineering Degree
+3.20%
1,706 jobs
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Revit
+11.11%
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Microsoft Project
+16.21%
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Creo
+9.93%
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Microsoft Powerpoint
+24.00%
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Microsoft Word
+14.00%
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Information tooltip for top licenses.Top licensesProfessional Engineer+10.13%salary
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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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