Mechanical Engineer salary in United States
How much does a Mechanical Engineer make in the United States?
Average base salary
Most common benefits
The average salary for a mechanical engineer is $84,459 per year in the United States. 6.5k salaries reported, updated at June 25, 2022.
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per year|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Mechanical Engineers in United States
Highest paying cities for Mechanical Engineers in United States
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Mechanical Engineers
Aerospace Engineering Degreeearn +64.41% more
The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 136.34% since 2018. Mechanical Engineers with this skill earn +64.41% more than the average base salary, which is $84,459 per year.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this skill||Change from previous year|
|2011||1||increase by 1|
|2012||1081||increase by 108000.00%|
|2013||2243||increase by 107.49%|
|2014||2282||increase by 1.74%|
|2015||949||decrease by 58.41%|
|2016||1834||increase by 93.26%|
|2017||1240||decrease by 32.39%|
|2018||1263||increase by 1.85%|
|2019||2985||increase by 136.34%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
Most common benefits for Mechanical Engineers
- 401(k) matching
- AD&D insurance
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Profit sharing
- Referral program
- Relocation assistance
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- Work from home
Salary satisfactionBased on 729 ratings
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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Common questions about salaries for a Mechanical Engineer
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