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Mechanical Engineer salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$77,000/yr
Average per year
$77,000
Average per year
$77,000
$32,000
Total salary range**
$154,500
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Based on 6,922 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Mechanical Engineers make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Mechanical Engineer in the United States is $77,000 per year. This is based on data from 6,922 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Mechanical Engineer in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$77,000
Average per year
$77,000
$32,000
Total salary range**
$154,500
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Based on 6,922 income tax records from TurboTax
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Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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California Institute Of Technology, Los Angeles County, CA
10 income tax records
$116,000/yr
$106K – $119K
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Blue Origin, King County, WA
10 income tax records
$108,500/yr
$98K – $115K
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National Technology And Engineering Solutions Of Sandia, Bernalillo County, NM
25 income tax records
$99,000/yr
$90K – $114K
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General Motors, Oakland County, MI
15 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$78K – $98K
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Ford Motor Company, Wayne County, MI
13 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$79K – $99K
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Boeing, King County, WA
10 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$79K – $90K
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US Department Of Defense, Harford County, MD
11 income tax records
$85,000/yr
$70K – $94K
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L3Harris Technologies, Brevard County, FL
12 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$73K – $96K
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Raytheon Technologies, Hartford County, CT
17 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$73K – $90K
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Cummins, Bartholomew County, IN
13 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$73K – $81K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
172 income tax records
$105,500/yr
$83K – $139K
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San Jose Metro Area, CA
111 income tax records
$100,500/yr
$81K – $138K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
238 income tax records
$93,500/yr
$73K – $122K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
214 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$71K – $112K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
55 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$70K – $106K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
139 income tax records
$87,000/yr
$68K – $105K
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Raleigh Metro Area, NC
32 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$66K – $96K
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Washington Metro Area, DC
126 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$69K – $107K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
187 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$67K – $108K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
227 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$68K – $99K

Mechanical Engineer demographics

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54% are single
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46% are married
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32% have kids
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35% own a home

Mechanical Engineer salaries by age

$0
$23,875
$47,750
$71,625
$95,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Mechanical Engineers

6,922 full-time salaries from 2019

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Mechanical Technician
477 income tax records
$52,500/yr
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Electrical Engineer
6,351 income tax records
$84,500/yr
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Electronics Engineer
321 income tax records
$86,500/yr
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Mechanical Design Engineer
574 income tax records
$60,500/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.