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

Average base salary
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6.1k salaries reported, updated at Jul 02, 2020
$90,138
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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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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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Six Sigma Certification
+32.49%
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Certified Project Manager
+55.92%
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Field of study categories:
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Aerospace Engineering Degree
+64.41%
44 jobs
196Company icon
Biomedical Engineering Degree
+16.37%
10 jobs
55Company icon
Civil Engineering Degree
+14.15%
10 jobs
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Mechanical Engineering Degree
+3.20%
1,706 jobs
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Top skill
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Revit
+11.11%
1,028Company icon
Microsoft Project
+16.21%
252Company icon
Creo
+9.93%
635Company icon
Microsoft Powerpoint
+24.00%
518Company icon
Microsoft Word
+14.00%
735Company icon
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Professional Engineer
+10.13%
546 jobs
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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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