How much does a Mechanical Engineer III make in the United States? The average Mechanical Engineer III salary in the United States is $111,851 as of November 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $102,233 and $123,031. 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 III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Mechanical Engineer III Salary $93,476 US November 27, 2023
25th Percentile Mechanical Engineer III Salary $102,233 US November 27, 2023
50th Percentile Mechanical Engineer III Salary $111,851 US November 27, 2023
75th Percentile Mechanical Engineer III Salary $123,031 US November 27, 2023
90th Percentile Mechanical Engineer III Salary $133,210 US November 27, 2023
25% $102,233 10% $93,476 90% $133,210 75% $123,031 $111,851 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer III

Mechanical Engineer III designs, develops, prototypes, and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery. Develops specifications for new parts or prototypes. Being a Mechanical Engineer III 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 III 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 III work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. To be a Mechanical Engineer III typically requires 4 -7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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