Head of Mechanical Engineering Salary in the United States

How much does a Head of Mechanical Engineering make in the United States? The average Head of Mechanical Engineering salary in the United States is $253,868 as of May 01, 2023, but the range typically falls between $234,220 and $285,170. 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 the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Plans and leads all aspects of mechanical engineering activities within an organization. Leads high-level design and development of new mechanical engineering initiatives and projects. Ensures all mechanical engineering projects and processes align with the organization's established policies and objectives and support organizational initiatives. Typically requires a master's degree. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)

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