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Mechanical engineer salary in Philadelphia, PA

How much does a Mechanical Engineer make in Philadelphia, PA?

Average base salary

as national average
Average $95,186
Low $69,002
High $131,304
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a mechanical engineer is $95,186 per year in Philadelphia, PA. 65 salaries reported, updated at September 17, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in Philadelphia, PA

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 Philadelphia, PA

  1. Engineering Resource Group
    10 reviews17 salaries reported
    $106,737per year
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Highest paying cities for Mechanical Engineers near Philadelphia, PA

  1. Erie, PA
    $166,354 per year
    25 salaries reported
  2. Malvern, PA
    $126,954 per year
    17 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $95,186 per year
    65 salaries reported
  1. Exton, PA
    $91,110 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
    $89,349 per year
    72 salaries reported
  3. Fort Washington, PA
    $88,378 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Lansdale, PA
    $87,688 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Coopersburg, PA
    $83,715 per year
    9 salaries reported
  3. York, PA
    $82,916 per year
    15 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 certification

Six Sigma Certification

(earn +32.49% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 32.58% since 2018. Mechanical Engineers with this certification earn +32.49% more than the average base salary, which is $95,186 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
2012693increase by 693
20132357increase by 240.12%
20143016increase by 27.96%
2015830decrease by 72.48%
2016926increase by 11.57%
2017311decrease by 66.41%
2018528increase by 69.77%
2019356decrease by 32.58%

Top companies hiring Mechanical Engineers with the recommended certification

TDI Novus
Lockheed Martin
TDI Technologies, Inc.
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Top schools offering Six Sigma Certification

Carteret Community College

1 review

Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center

Top fields of study
Aerospace Engineering Degree
Top skills
Top licenses
Professional Engineer

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top CertificationsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
26 jobs31
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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 Philadelphia, PA?

Mechanical Designer

Job openings

Average $79,581 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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