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Mechanical Engineer salary in the United States

Average salary
$77,500/yr
Based on 9,463 income tax records
$33,000
$155,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$33,000
$155,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in the United States is $77,500 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 9,463 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Mechanical Engineer salaries in the United States can vary between $33,000 to $155,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Mechanical Engineer salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
244 income tax records
$107,500/yr
$86K – $144K
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
155 income tax records
$104,500/yr
$81K – $146K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
355 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$72K – $121K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
70 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$74K – $107K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
289 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$73K – $116K
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Worcester Metro Area, MA
35 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$73K – $114K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
55 income tax records
$86,500/yr
$67K – $101K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
187 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$70K – $108K
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Palm Bay Metro Area, FL
65 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$64K – $104K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
127 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$67K – $98K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
304 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$70K – $100K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
198 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$66K – $101K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
212 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$69K – $97K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
263 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$67K – $107K
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Bremerton Metro Area, WA
50 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$64K – $109K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
169 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$66K – $95K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
78 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$67K – $98K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
127 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$68K – $97K
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Riverside Metro Area, CA
52 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$66K – $96K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
180 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$67K – $96K
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New York Metro Area, NY
254 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$62K – $96K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
133 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$61K – $95K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
238 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$62K – $93K
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Tucson Metro Area, AZ
60 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$65K – $97K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
178 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$62K – $97K
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Pittsburgh Metro Area, PA
90 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$66K – $88K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
77 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$66K – $94K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
253 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$62K – $94K
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Kansas City Metro Area, MO
101 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$63K – $89K
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Hartford Metro Area, CT
88 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$67K – $85K
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Louisville Metro Area, KY
44 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$63K – $88K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
67 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$62K – $86K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
47 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$62K – $90K
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Charlotte Metro Area, NC
87 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$62K – $89K
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St. Louis Metro Area, MO
59 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$60K – $86K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
133 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$62K – $87K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
63 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$60K – $89K
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Huntsville Metro Area, AL
62 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$62K – $87K
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Ogden Metro Area, UT
40 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$60K – $85K
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Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
43 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$62K – $89K
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Rochester Metro Area, NY
55 income tax records
$72,500/yr
$61K – $80K
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Virginia Beach Metro Area, VA
112 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$60K – $83K
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Cincinnati Metro Area, OH
108 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$61K – $86K
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Jacksonville Metro Area, FL
47 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$61K – $87K
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Cleveland Metro Area, OH
75 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$62K – $79K
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Orlando Metro Area, FL
104 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$56K – $89K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
60 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$60K – $78K
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Grand Rapids Metro Area, MI
50 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$54K – $86K
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Milwaukee Metro Area, WI
98 income tax records
$66,500/yr
$57K – $78K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
71 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$53K – $83K

Mechanical Engineer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Apple, San Francisco County, CA
10 income tax records
$273,500/yr
$206K – $322K
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Electroimpact, Snohomish County, WA
10 income tax records
$121,500/yr
$108K – $159K
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California Institute Of Technology, Los Angeles County, CA
15 income tax records
$115,500/yr
$103K – $121K
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Blue Origin, King County, WA
13 income tax records
$112,500/yr
$103K – $116K
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Boeing, Snohomish County, WA
13 income tax records
$112,000/yr
$99K – $143K
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Schlumberger, Harris County, TX
11 income tax records
$108,000/yr
$102K – $117K
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National Technology And Engineering Solutions Of Sandia, Bernalillo County, NM
32 income tax records
$100,000/yr
$90K – $115K
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General Atomics, San Diego County, CA
14 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$80K – $127K
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Northrop Grumman, Brevard County, FL
11 income tax records
$92,000/yr
$65K – $113K
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General Motors, Oakland County, MI
19 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$81K – $98K
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Ford Motor Company, Wayne County, MI
17 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$79K – $101K
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Solar Turbines Incorporated, San Diego County, CA
13 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$82K – $110K
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US Department Of Defense, York County, ME
11 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$79K – $94K
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L3Harris Technologies, Brevard County, FL
19 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$69K – $99K
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Kiewit Engineering Design, Johnson County, KS
12 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$69K – $87K
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Raytheon Technologies, Middlesex County, MA
15 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$75K – $87K
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Cummins, Bartholomew County, IN
18 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$71K – $88K
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Orbital Sciences, Maricopa County, AZ
11 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$57K – $95K
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Honeywell International, Maricopa County, AZ
11 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$66K – $83K
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General Dynamics Electric Boat, New London County, CT
15 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$63K – $74K

Mechanical Engineer demographics in the United States

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51% are single
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49% are married
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34% have kids
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53% own a home

Mechanical Engineer salaries by age

$0
$24,250
$48,500
$72,750
$97,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Mechanical Engineers in the United States

9,463 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a mechanical engineer in the United States is $77,500 per year. Mechanical engineer salaries in the United States can vary between $33,000 to $155,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 9,463 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as mechanical engineer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for mechanical engineers in the United States: Apple ($273,500 a year), Electroimpact ($121,500 a year), and California Institute of Technology ($115,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for mechanical engineers in the United States: San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($107,500 a year), San Jose Metro Area, CA ($104,500 a year), and Houston Metro Area, TX ($93,500 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.