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The average associate mechanical engineer salary in the United States is $71,432. Associate mechanical engineer salaries typically range between $56,000 and $89,000 yearly. The average hourly rate for associate mechanical engineers is $34.34 per hour.

Associate mechanical engineer salary is impacted by location, education, and experience. Associate mechanical engineers earn the highest average salary in California, New Mexico, Washington, Massachusetts, and Illinois.

Associate mechanical engineer salary summary.

The average associate mechanical engineer salary in California, New Mexico, and Washington are the highest in the U.S. The lowest average associate mechanical engineer salary states are South Dakota, Mississippi, and Montana.

Rank State Avg. Salary Hourly Rate Job Count
1 California $87,025 $41.84 7,494
2 Washington $81,445 $39.16 1,432
3 Massachusetts $81,437 $39.15 1,636
4 New Mexico $86,439 $41.56 224
5 Delaware $80,097 $38.51 204
6 Illinois $80,668 $38.78 1,483
7 Arizona $76,754 $36.90 980
8 Michigan $77,453 $37.24 1,078
9 Iowa $78,467 $37.72 418
10 New York $80,093 $38.51 1,681
11 Maryland $80,260 $38.59 1,104
12 Idaho $77,559 $37.29 186
13 Wisconsin $74,067 $35.61 712
14 Oregon $74,533 $35.83 808
15 District of Columbia $79,100 $38.03 341
16 Ohio $74,066 $35.61 1,058
17 Texas $73,355 $35.27 2,507
18 Nevada $74,790 $35.96 216
19 West Virginia $74,918 $36.02 117
20 Kansas $71,505 $34.38 346
21 New Hampshire $69,981 $33.64 279
22 Colorado $71,406 $34.33 1,088
23 New Jersey $77,602 $37.31 787
24 Minnesota $68,863 $33.11 1,089
25 Louisiana $71,507 $34.38 217
26 Connecticut $70,261 $33.78 487
27 Virginia $68,604 $32.98 1,715
28 Pennsylvania $68,994 $33.17 1,197
29 North Carolina $67,730 $32.56 1,161
30 Indiana $67,497 $32.45 779
31 South Carolina $68,710 $33.03 434
32 Georgia $67,584 $32.49 1,306
33 Tennessee $68,105 $32.74 412
34 Rhode Island $68,476 $32.92 122
35 Alabama $64,310 $30.92 549
36 Maine $68,428 $32.90 100
37 Alaska $70,730 $34.00 69
38 Utah $63,924 $30.73 482
39 Oklahoma $67,649 $32.52 182
40 Wyoming $63,732 $30.64 68
41 Missouri $66,705 $32.07 599
42 Florida $66,497 $31.97 1,714
43 Kentucky $64,057 $30.80 292
44 Vermont $63,516 $30.54 92
45 Hawaii $66,989 $32.21 77
46 North Dakota $60,470 $29.07 107
47 South Dakota $62,506 $30.05 62
48 Nebraska $60,512 $29.09 248
49 Mississippi $61,376 $29.51 126
50 Montana $60,603 $29.14 118
51 Arkansas $59,224 $28.47 225

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Rank City Avg. Salary Hourly Rate Job Count
1 San Francisco, CA $93,802 $45.10
2 Boston, MA $81,442 $39.15 1
3 Chicago, IL $80,772 $38.83 1
4 Richland, WA $80,722 $38.81
5 New York, NY $80,239 $38.58 1
6 Teaneck, NJ $77,562 $37.29
7 Troy, MI $77,498 $37.26
8 Chandler, AZ $76,734 $36.89
9 El Paso, TX $74,698 $35.91
10 Racine, WI $74,046 $35.60
11 Boulder, CO $71,374 $34.31
12 Danbury, CT $70,263 $33.78
13 Philadelphia, PA $69,290 $33.31
14 Greenville, SC $68,846 $33.10 2
15 Oklahoma City, OK $67,737 $32.57
16 Charlotte, NC $67,516 $32.46 1
17 Columbus, IN $67,470 $32.44
18 Melbourne, FL $66,752 $32.09
19 Clearfield, UT $63,539 $30.55
20 Sioux Falls, SD $62,688 $30.14

An associate mechanical engineer with 0-2 years of experience earns an average entry-level salary of $54,936. A mid-career accountant with 3-6 years of experience makes $71,432 a year on average. A senior level accountant with 7-12 years of experience enjoys an average annual salary of $105,857.

Percentile Annual Salary Monthly Salary Hourly Rate
90th Percentile $89,000 $7,417 $43
75th Percentile $80,000 $6,667 $38
Average $71,432 $5,953 $34
25th Percentile $63,000 $5,250 $30
10th Percentile $56,000 $4,667 $27
Job Title Annual Salary Monthly Salary Hourly Rate Job Openings
Engineer $92,076 $7,673 $44.27 618,207
Product Design Engineer $94,827 $7,902 $45.59 170,485
Staff Engineer $107,530 $8,961 $51.70 277,011
Equipment Engineer $97,539 $8,128 $46.89 108,449
Mechanical Design Drafter $58,371 $4,864 $28.06 54,189
Facility Engineer $89,623 $7,469 $43.09 94,268

Top companies hiring associate mechanical engineers now:

Associate mechanical engineer salaries at Koch Industries and Nike are the highest-paying according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, the average accountant salary at companies like Intuitive Surgical and Tesla are highly competitive.

Rank Company Average Salary Hourly Rate
1 Koch Industries $114,418 $55.01
2 Nike $108,358 $52.10
3 Intuitive Surgical $104,381 $50.18
4 Tesla $92,033 $44.25
5 Halliburton $87,660 $42.14
6 Corning Incorporated $86,064 $41.38
7 NuvoSun $85,723 $41.21
8 SC Johnson $84,361 $40.56
9 CarMax $81,107 $38.99
10 Santa Clara Valley Water District $80,228 $38.57
11 Nexteer Automotive $78,825 $37.90
12 Whirlpool $78,366 $37.68
13 HHMI $78,298 $37.64
14 Schindler Elevator $77,961 $37.48
15 Moog $76,810 $36.93
16 QuantumScape $76,322 $36.69
17 Florida Power and Light $76,238 $36.65
18 MWH Americas Inc $75,592 $36.34
19 Continental Automotive Systems $74,758 $35.94
20 Xerox $73,931 $35.54

The average associate mechanical engineer salary varies across industries:

Rank Industry Average Salary Hourly Rate
1 Automotive $81,136 $39.01
2 Hospitality $74,187 $35.67
3 Manufacturing $73,341 $35.26
4 Retail $73,130 $35.16
5 Internet $72,333 $34.78
6 Technology $71,921 $34.58
7 Professional $71,771 $34.51

Compare associate mechanical engineer salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Year Avg. Salary Hourly Rate % Change
2023 $71,400 $34.34 +1.9%
2022 $70,100 $33.68 +1.2%
2021 $69,200 $33.28 +1.7%
2020 $68,000 $32.71 +2.0%
2019 $66,700 $32.07 +0.7%
Company Job Location Date Added Salary
Audubon Engineering Operations, LLC Mechanical Engineering Associate II Houston, TX 10/02/2023 $77,709
Carmax Mechanical Associate Colorado Springs, CO 06/29/2023 $51,653
Thornton Tomasetti Senior Associate Mechanical Engineer-Restoration & Renewal New York, NY 06/29/2023 $120,000
University of Denver Tenure-Track Faculty (Assistant or Associate) Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Denver, CO 06/27/2023 $100,000
Michael Baker International Mechanical Associate II Fuels (Remote Virginia Beach, VA 06/26/2023 $63,700
Oneok, Inc. Mechanic-Associate Watford City, ND 06/23/2023 $66,000
Haas Automation, Inc. Associate Mechanical Engineer Oxnard, CA 06/21/2023 $60,523
Northrop Grumman Associate Mechanical Engineer (Subsystems)/Mechanical Engineer (Subsystems Palmdale, CA 06/13/2023 $63,800
Automation Personnel Services Mechanic Class A Associate Houston, TX 06/13/2023 $73,045
Carmax, Inc. Mechanical Associate Colorado Springs, CO 06/09/2023 $51,653

California pays Associate Mechanical Engineers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $87,025 per year, or $41.84 per hour.

You know if you are being paid fairly as an Associate Mechanical Engineer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in New Mexico you should be paid close to $86,439 per year.

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