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Once you start getting serious about finding a mechanical designer job, you'll want to start to research the facts about what this career choice will mean for you. One question that will arise is what you can expect from your mechanical designer salary. There are many factors that help determine exactly what you should expect such as location, degrees and certificates, experience and interview capability.
First year mechanical engineer salaries are in the ballpark of $54K. After one to four years of experience, this could raise to $56K, reaching $67K at the mid-career time frame, or after five to nine years. Supervisory level jobs yield about $75K for ten to nineteen years of experience, with very experience engineers earning up to $90K.