Mechanical Engineer salary in the United States

Average salary
$77,500/yr
Based on 16,126 income tax records
$31,000
$157,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
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$62K
 
$77K
 
$95K
 
$102K
 
$96K
$31,000
$157,000
How much do Mechanical Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $77,500 per year. This is based on data from 16,126 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Mechanical Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Mechanical Engineer salary can vary between $31,000 to $157,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Mechanical Engineer salary by location

Mechanical Engineer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Apple, Santa Clara County, CA
19 income tax records
$308,500/yr
$165K – $775K
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Microsoft, King County, WA
18 income tax records
$171,500/yr
$80K – $252K
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SpaceX, Los Angeles County, CA
18 income tax records
$139,500/yr
$31K – $272K
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Lockheed Martin, Santa Clara County, CA
14 income tax records
$128,500/yr
$44K – $193K
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Raytheon Technologies, Los Angeles County, CA
15 income tax records
$119,500/yr
$75K – $179K
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Boeing, Snohomish County, WA
27 income tax records
$118,500/yr
$58K – $189K
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Schlumberger, Harris County, TX
10 income tax records
$116,500/yr
$73K – $150K
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Electroimpact, Snohomish County, WA
12 income tax records
$116,000/yr
$89K – $219K
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ExxonMobil, Harris County, TX
11 income tax records
$114,000/yr
$91K – $253K
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US Department Of Defense, Ocean County, NJ
13 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$67K – $134K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, Alameda County, CA
29 income tax records
$108,000/yr
$41K – $166K
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Solar Turbines Incorporated, San Diego County, CA
19 income tax records
$108,000/yr
$73K – $124K
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Blue Origin, King County, WA
21 income tax records
$107,500/yr
$89K – $162K
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Ball Aerospace Technologies, Boulder County, CO
10 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$70K – $157K
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California Institute Of, Los Angeles County, CA
22 income tax records
$103,000/yr
$52K – $181K
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Ntess, Bernalillo County, NM
64 income tax records
$101,000/yr
$72K – $141K
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Intel, Maricopa County, AZ
18 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$69K – $132K
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General Atomics, San Diego County, CA
23 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$70K – $155K
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General Motors, Macomb County, MI
13 income tax records
$97,000/yr
$50K – $138K
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Caterpillar, Peoria County, IL
15 income tax records
$95,000/yr
$43K – $123K
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Black & Veatch, Johnson County, KS
10 income tax records
$92,500/yr
$36K – $112K
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Cummins, Bartholomew County, IN
20 income tax records
$92,000/yr
$69K – $140K
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Ford Motor Company, Wayne County, MI
22 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$74K – $115K
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Chrysler, Oakland County, MI
18 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$72K – $113K
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L3Harris Technologies, Brevard County, FL
33 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$64K – $146K
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Bae Systems Info Electronics S, Hillsborough County, NH
17 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$65K – $152K
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General Electric Company, Hamilton County, OH
12 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$67K – $135K
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Fluor Marine Propulsion, Schenectady County, NY
11 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$49K – $111K
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Department Of The Interior, Tarrant County, TX
12 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$64K – $86K
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General Dynamics Electric Boat, New London County, CT
25 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$29K – $143K
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Honeywell International, Maricopa County, AZ
28 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$42K – $109K
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BLACK+DECKER, Baltimore County, MD
10 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$27K – $119K
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Huntington Ingalls Industries, Virginia Beach County, VA
10 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$33K – $82K

Mechanical Engineer demographics in United States

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55% are single
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45% are married
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29% have kids
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52% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Mechanical Engineers in United States

16,126 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 $31,000 to $157,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 16,126 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 ($308,500 a year), Microsoft ($171,500 a year), and SpaceX ($139,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for mechanical engineers in the United States: San Jose Metro Area, CA ($110,500 a year), San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($106,500 a year), and Baton Rouge Metro Area, LA ($98,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.