Mechanical Engineers Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Mechanical Engineers in the United States is around $100820 per year.

How much do Mechanical Engineers make in the United States?

In the United States, Mechanical Engineers earn an average hourly wage of $48.47 and a mean annual wage of $100820.

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Mechanical Engineers earnings by experience

For Mechanical Engineers positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $29.8 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $37.01 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $46.31, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $58.98. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $72.72 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Mechanical Engineers roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $61990 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $76980 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $96310. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $122680, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $151260 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Mechanical Engineers

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Earnings for Junior-level Mechanical Engineers

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Earnings for Mid-level Mechanical Engineers

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Earnings for Senior-level Mechanical Engineers

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Earnings for Top-level Mechanical Engineers

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)