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2023 Mechanical Engineering Salary

There are about 102,231 students enrolled in Mechanical Engineering in the USA.

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Going to college is a huge investment for most undergraduates. It's important to be assured you get a strong return on your investment. With that in mind, we hope the following career and earnings information help you make an informed decision when choosing your focus.

The average Mechanical Engineering graduate earns a first year salary of $67,924 per annum, making them the 24th largest earning graduates. Further into their careers, they can bring in up to $104,991 a year to as little as $35,981, but average about $60,946. Just so you know, that's 58% north of the United States average.

The most popular work position for a Mechanical Engineering graduate is Engineer, which for the most part make about $59,000; next are Senior Engineer and Software Engineer, which usually earn approximately $75,000 and $65,000 respectively.

The Great Lakes has the best paid Mechanical Engineering graduates. MI has the best paid Mechanical Engineering alumni of any state. Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has the highest grossing Mechanical Engineering graduates of any conference..

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