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Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical Engineers - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by employer and the engineer's level of training and responsibility.

Mechanical engineers usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, health and life insurance, and a retirement plan.

Mechanical engineers (SOC 17-2141)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $35.08 $44.52 $55.98
Yearly $72,970 $92,605 $116,439
    Champaign Area Hourly $23.94 $35.53 $46.87
Yearly $49,804 $73,904 $97,495
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $30.08 $40.08 $47.96
Yearly $62,575 $83,358 $99,754
    Cook County Hourly $32.50 $41.48 $52.40
Yearly $67,590 $86,275 $108,991
    Decatur Area Hourly $40.88 $47.61 $60.03
Yearly $85,039 $99,023 $124,858
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $33.36 $41.68 $51.10
Yearly $69,388 $86,704 $106,298
    Du Page County Hourly $35.62 $43.85 $55.35
Yearly $74,098 $91,216 $115,136
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $40.24 $46.83 $61.09
Yearly $83,691 $97,398 $127,066
    Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area Hourly $34.34 $42.10 $51.97
Yearly $71,429 $87,559 $108,098
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $35.63 $45.92 $55.05
Yearly $74,101 $95,515 $114,494
    Lake County Hourly $36.89 $46.40 $57.37
Yearly $76,734 $96,512 $119,323
    McHenry County Hourly $29.41 $37.74 $46.22
Yearly $61,175 $78,492 $96,132
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $42.61 $50.05 $71.30
Yearly $88,626 $104,097 $148,294
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $27.75 $34.99 $42.67
Yearly $57,725 $72,770 $88,744
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $31.04 $37.90 $47.07
Yearly $64,558 $78,827 $97,908
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $30.87 $42.13 $51.06
Yearly $64,209 $87,623 $106,212
    Rockford Area Hourly $33.06 $38.55 $47.46
Yearly $68,775 $80,190 $98,713
    Shawnee National Forest Area Hourly $42.28 $49.42 $62.46
Yearly $87,952 $102,796 $129,907
    Springfield Area Hourly $40.17 $48.38 $58.38
Yearly $83,552 $100,633 $121,435
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $35.62 $43.58 $50.99
Yearly $74,080 $90,638 $106,056
    Vermilion County Hourly $33.43 $38.62 $48.80
Yearly $69,543 $80,330 $101,503
    Will County Hourly $36.18 $46.86 $59.21
Yearly $75,253 $97,474 $123,151
United States Hourly $34.56 $43.35 $54.99
Yearly $71,880 $90,160 $114,380

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.