Mechanical engineer

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

Average base salary
6.1k salaries reported, updated at Jul 02, 2020
per year
The average salary for a mechanical engineer is $90,138 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Relocation assistance
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) matching

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Where can a Mechanical Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for mechanical engineers

Most recommended skill

Aerospace Engineering Degreedimension-trending-icon

earn +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 $90,138 per year.

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Most common benefits for Mechanical Engineers

  • Relocation assistance
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance

Salary satisfaction

Based 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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