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Mechanical Engineers

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment.

Salary Breakdown

Mechanical Engineers

Average

$74,000

ANNUAL

Entry Level

$50,000

ANNUAL

Mid Level

$77,000

ANNUAL

Expert Level

$104,000

ANNUAL


Projected Jobs

Mechanical Engineers

8,560

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Mechanical Engineers

Job Titles

Entry Level

JOB TITLE

Engineer in Training (EIT)

Mid Level

JOB TITLE

Professional Engineer (PE)

Expert Level

JOB TITLE

Senior Engineer, or Vice-President of Engineering


Top Expected Tasks

Mechanical Engineers


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Mechanical Engineers

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

KNOWLEDGE

Design

KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

KNOWLEDGE

Physics

SKILL

Reading Comprehension

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Mathematics

SKILL

Science

SKILL

Critical Thinking

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

ABILITY

Information Ordering

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Deductive Reasoning


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