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Mechanical engineer salary in Chicago, IL

How much does a Mechanical Engineer make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $89,046
Low $60,439
High $131,194
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a mechanical engineer is $89,046 per year in Chicago, IL. 76 salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

Years of experiencePer year
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Mechanical Engineers in Chicago, IL

  1. Focal Point
    41 reviews8 salaries reported
    $121,452per year
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Highest paying cities for Mechanical Engineers near Chicago, IL

  1. Elgin, IL
    $94,105 per year
    33 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $89,046 per year
    76 salaries reported
  3. Lisle, IL
    $85,675 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Hoffman Estates, IL
    $84,841 per year
    92 salaries reported
  2. Peoria, IL
    $74,646 per year
    41 salaries reported
  3. Schaumburg, IL
    $73,488 per year
    17 salaries reported
  1. Rockford, IL
    $73,483 per year
    25 salaries reported
  2. Mossville, IL
    $71,734 per year
    44 salaries reported
  3. Chillicothe, IL
    $71,456 per year
    18 salaries reported
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Where can a Mechanical Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Mechanical Engineers

Most recommended skill

Aerospace Engineering Degree(earn +64.41% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 136.34% since 2018. Mechanical Engineers with this skill earn +64.41% more than the average base salary, which is $89,046 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20111increase by 1
20121081increase by 108000.00%
20132243increase by 107.49%
20142282increase by 1.74%
2015949decrease by 58.41%
20161834increase by 93.26%
20171240decrease by 32.39%
20181263increase by 1.85%
20192985increase by 136.34%

Top companies hiring Mechanical Engineers with the recommended skill

Dart Container
Vastek Inc.
Ascent Integrated Tech
Simmers Crane Design & Services
Army Corps of Engineers
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Top certifications
Six Sigma Certification
Top fields of study
Aerospace Engineering Degree
Top licenses
Professional Engineer

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
26 jobs31
3 jobs3
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Most common benefits for Mechanical Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 729 ratings

64% of Mechanical Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Chicago, IL?

Mechanical Designer

Job openings

Average $86,847 per year

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Common questions about salaries for a Mechanical Engineer

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Which cities have the highest salaries for mechanical engineers?

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