Alternate Job Titles: Entry Level Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer I
How much does a Mechanical Engineer I make? The median annual Mechanical Engineer I salary is $65,270, as of September 30, 2016, with a range usually between $60,502-$71,031, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Mechanical Engineer I in the United States.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Mechanical Engineer I in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Mechanical Engineer I in the United States is $65,270, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Mechanical Engineer I in the United States are expected to make less than $65,270.
This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Mechanical Engineer I that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Mechanical Engineer I are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2016
Designs, develops, and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery. Applies knowledge of engineering principles to design products such as engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. May be involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products. May require a bachelor's degree in engineering and 0-3 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. View full job description