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Mechanical Engineer Salaries in 15 US Cities

If you’re a mechanical engineer, your salary will probably be determined largely by where you live-- and not just by region. Salaries can vary greatly within the same state, according to Glassdoor.com. Salary levels don’t seem to be set by cost of living -- ME salaries are high in Seattle yet low in New York City. Beyond all else, competition for engineers is probably the strongest factor.

If you’re a mechanical engineer, your salary will probably be determined largely by where you live -- and not just by region. Salaries can vary greatly within the same state, according to Glassdoor.com. Salary levels don’t seem to be set by cost of living -- ME salaries are high in Seattle yet low in New York City. Beyond all else, competition for engineers is probably the strongest factor.

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Atlanta MEs are averaging $69,759. The national average is $70,146.
(Source: glassdoor.com/huffingtonpost.com)

In future slideshows, we’ll show you average software engineering salaries by city, as well as design engineering salaries by city.

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Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 15 years, 12 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years he was owner and publisher of the food magazine, Chile Pepper.

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