How much does a Mechanical Engineer I make in the United States? The average Mechanical Engineer I salary in the United States is $76,191 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $70,640 and $82,778. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Mechanical Engineer I Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Mechanical Engineer I Salary $65,586 US August 27, 2023
25th Percentile Mechanical Engineer I Salary $70,640 US August 27, 2023
50th Percentile Mechanical Engineer I Salary $76,191 US August 27, 2023
75th Percentile Mechanical Engineer I Salary $82,778 US August 27, 2023
90th Percentile Mechanical Engineer I Salary $88,774 US August 27, 2023
25% $70,640 10% $65,586 90% $88,774 75% $82,778 $76,191 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer I

Mechanical Engineer I designs, develops, prototypes, and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery. Develops specifications for new parts or prototypes. Being a Mechanical Engineer I identifies appropriate materials and processes to ensure the quality, performance, and manufacturability of products. Uses CAD software and other design and modeling tools to develop and improve parts and products. Additionally, Mechanical Engineer I conducts analysis and tests to determine weaknesses and failures in prototypes or products. Requires a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. The Mechanical Engineer I work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. To be a Mechanical Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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