Salary for Mechanical Engineers

Also known as:  Auto Research Engineer, Combustion Engineer, Engine Designer, Heating and Cooling Systems Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Tool and Die Engineer, Tool Engineer helps science and professional engineers find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Mechanical engineering is a broad field. Individuals in this profession design, build, install and repair mechanical devices to accomplish the needs of clients. They may use software programs such as AutoCAD in this process, and need to know how to read blueprints, computer generated reports, technical drawings and schematics. In addition, these professionals may review and research the function of specific mechanical devices, and suggest modifications to improve performance and/or cut costs. Bachelor's or Master's degrees are expected in this field, but some mechanical engineers do not pursue education beyond an Associate's degree.

A Mechanical Engineer can receive a compensation that can range from 64000 to 96000 based on tenure level. Mechanical Engineers usually receive a salary of Eighty Two Thousand Two Hundred dollars every year.

Mechanical Engineers make the greatest compensation in Alaska, which has pay levels, on average, of approximating $98790. People holding this job title are paid the highest in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they can earn average wages of $110850.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.04 percent nationwide in that time.
Mechanical Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Retail Trade $110,850
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $94,010
Information $93,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises $91,950
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $89,130
Public Administration $89,120
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $66,490
Educational Services $67,780
Other Services (except Public Administration) $71,230
Health Care and Social Assistance $73,670
Wholesale Trade $77,440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $77,820