How much does a Mechanical Engineer I make in the United States? The average Mechanical Engineer I salary in the United States is $69,356 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $64,462 and $75,175. 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. 

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer I

Mechanical Engineer I 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. Being a Mechanical Engineer I may be involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products. Requires a bachelor's degree of mechanical engineering. Additionally, Mechanical Engineer I typically reports to supervisor or manager. The Mechanical Engineer I works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be a Mechanical Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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