Mechanical Engineer salary in Chicago Metro Area, IL

Average salary
$74,500/yr
Based on 393 income tax records
$31,500
$144,500
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$31,500
$144,500
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

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

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Mechanical Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $74,500 per year. This is based on data from 393 TurboTax users who reported their job as Mechanical Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Mechanical Engineer salary can vary between $31,500 to $144,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Mechanical Engineer salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Columbus, IN
19 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$70K – $84K
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Aurora, IL
11 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$70K – $92K
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Peoria, IL
17 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$49K – $97K
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Madison, WI
35 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$65K – $79K
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Green Bay, WI
13 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$63K – $89K
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Chicago, IL
128 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$60K – $87K
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Indianapolis, IN
51 income tax records
$68,500/yr
$61K – $81K
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Appleton, WI
11 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$60K – $77K
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Fort Wayne, IN
16 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$55K – $91K
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Milwaukee, WI
60 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$58K – $71K
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Rockford, IL
14 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$54K – $71K
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Grand Rapids, MI
28 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$52K – $73K

Mechanical Engineer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
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Mechanical Engineer demographics in Chicago Metro Area, IL

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64% are single
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36% are married
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24% have kids
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41% own a home

Mechanical Engineer salaries by age in Chicago Metro Area, IL

$0
$22,125
$44,250
$66,375
$88,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Mechanical Engineers in Chicago Metro Area, IL

393 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a mechanical engineer in Chicago Metro Area, IL is $74,500 per year. Mechanical engineer salaries in Chicago Metro Area, IL can vary between $31,500 to $144,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 393 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as mechanical engineer.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for mechanical engineers near Chicago Metro Area, IL: Columbus, IN ($78,500 a year), Aurora, IL ($78,000 a year), and Peoria, IL ($77,500 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.