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 $251,159 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $229,531 and $283,496. 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $229,531 10% $209,839 90% $312,937 75% $283,496 $251,159 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Head of Mechanical Engineering

Head of Mechanical Engineering 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. Being a Head of Mechanical Engineering 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. Additionally, Head of Mechanical Engineering typically reports to top management. The Head of Mechanical Engineering 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. To be a Head of Mechanical Engineering typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
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City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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Skills associated with Head of Mechanical Engineering: CAD Software, Mechanical Engineering, Design Optimization, Requirements Engineering/Analysis ...More

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