Salary for
Mechanical Engineer I in the United States

How much does a Mechanical Engineer I earn in the United States? The average Mechanical Engineer I salary in the United States is $67,554 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $62,789 and $73,221. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Description

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. Conducts product testing and creates models and prototypes. May be involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products. Requires a bachelor's degree of mechanical engineering. Typically reports to supervisor or manager. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience.

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  1. This Job:

    Mechanical Engineer I

    0 - 2 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Mechanical Engineer II

    2 - 4 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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