What is the Average Salary of a Mechanical Engineer?

Introduction

Average Salary of a Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineering was the first branch to be introduced during the era of the industrial revolution. During that era, a well-defined course structure was introduced, and Mechanical Engineers were in the highest demand than others. As technology advances, various new branches were introduced, and they all shared the jobs in the industry. We are currently in the era of Industry 4.0, and the job for mechanical engineers have reduced, mainly due to the introduction of hybrid branches such as Electrical, Electronics, etc., which involves both core and coding. Nevertheless, it is also true that no industry can survive without Mechanical Engineers because they are the founding pillars of these industries. Before starting with the Salary prospects, let us see the demanding skills a good Mechanical Engineer should have then we move on to discuss the Job Scenario of Mechanical Engineers and their Average Salary in Different Countries. So, let’s get started.

Skills Required to Become a Successful Mechanical Engineer

When you are studying Mechanical Engineering, it is not the Theoretical Subjects that define whether you are a good Mechanical Engineer or not. Different Qualities are to be inculcated with time. In this heading, we will be focussing you mainly on technical aspects but will also include some non-technical aspects required to become a Successful Mechanical Engineer.

Some of the required skills for the Mechanical Engineering Students are as follows:

  1. The great capability of Connecting Concepts from one subject to another in an application.
  2. Good Teamwork and Leadership Skills
  3. Knowledge of Basic Coding language (Python, MATLAB preferred) is compulsory.
  4. Good knowledge of Engineering Drawing to communicate the initial design with the Manufacturing team.
  5. Knowledge of Various CADCAM software.
  6. Basic Knowledge of Machine Learning will be beneficial.
  7. Prior knowledge of Modern Robotics System, Etc.

The Skills mentioned above are the most important skills that the industry demands from a mechanical engineer. If you want to become successful in the present and the future, being a Mechanical Engineer, develop these skills.

Average Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Different Countries

The salary of Mechanical Engineers depends upon the development of industry in a country and presence of brands. The main Job for Mechanical Engineers is in the Automobile Industry, contributing to more than 30% of the total jobs in the world. Hence, the average Salary of Mechanical Engineers is greatly affected by the Job Scenario of the Automobile Industry in their Country. In this Heading, we will be discussing the Average Salary of Mechanical Engineers in different countries.

Before discussing the Average Salary, let us discuss the parameters affecting the Salary of Mechanical Engineers. They are as follows:

  • Passing Institute Infrastructure and Study Curriculum
  • Academic Credentials
  • Projects and Research Work carried out during studies
  • Work Experience (Internship and training for freshers, and Internship and Job for Experienced person)
  • Business environment of the Industry
  • Certification in Technical Subjects (Such as Official certifications in CAD Software)
  • Size of Company (in the term of revenue and Sale)

Average Salary of Mechanical Engineers in India

According to the Study of various sites, such as Payscale and data available recent, the average pay of a Mechanical Engineer in India is Rs. 3,49,360/ year. The Study is based on a 6979 Salary profile done recently on 24 March 2021.

Average salary of mechanical engineers in India

Fig. 1: Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in India

The Top Three Skills with Highest pay are as follows:

  1. Engineering Design (₹ 4,02,329/ year)
  2. Project Management (₹ 3,92,349/ year)
  3. Microsoft Office (₹ 3,13,935/ year)

Average Salary according to Work Experience in India

Fig. 2: Average Salary according to Work Experience in India

There are Other aspects in which you can compare the Job scenario in India. Use this Link to go to the Site to see the detailed cost comparison of Jobs of Mechanical Engineers in India.

Average Salary of Mechanical Engineers in the USA

According to the Study of various sites, such as Payscale and data available recent, the average pay of a Mechanical Engineer in the USA is $ 71,667/ year (or Rs. 52,58,498/ year). The Study is based on the 24740 Salary profile done recently on 24 March 2021.

Average salary of mechanical engineers in USA

Fig. 3: Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in USA

The Top Three Skills with Highest pay are as follows:

  1. Engineering Design ($ 72,316/ year)
  2. Computer Aided design ($ 71,627/ year)
  3. Microsoft Office ($ 70,129/ year)

Average Salary according to Work Experience in USA

Fig. 4: Average Salary according to Work Experience in USA

There are Other aspects in which you can compare the Jon scenario in the USA. Use this Link to go to the Site to see the detailed cost comparison of Jobs of Mechanical Engineers in the USA.

Average Salary of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom

According to the Study of various sites, such as Payscale and data available recently, the average pay of a Mechanical Engineer in the United Kingdom is £31,860/ year (or Rs. 32,30,272/ year). The Study is based on the 2701 Salary profile done recently on 24 March 2021.

Average salary of mechanical engineers in United Kingdom

Fig. 5: Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in UK

The Top Three Skills with Highest pay are as follows:

  1. Project Management (£34,678/ year)
  2. Engineering Design (£32,358/ year)
  3. Microsoft Office (£32,082/ year)

    Average Salary according to Work Experience in UK

Fig. 6: Average Salary according to Work Experience in UK

There are Other aspects in which you can compare the Jon scenario in the United Kingdom. Use this Link to go to the Site to see the detailed cost comparison of Jobs of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom.

Average Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Australia

According to the Study of various sites, such as Payscale and data available recent, the average pay of a Mechanical Engineer in Australia is AU$*72,798/ year (or Rs. 40,650,58 / year). The study is based on the 2290 salary profile done recently on 24 March 2021. (*- Stands for Australian dollar)

Average salary of mechanical engineers in Australia

Fig. 7: Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Australia

The Top Three Skills with Highest pay are as follows:

  1. Project Management (AU$75,336/year)
  2. Microsoft Office (AU$72,468/year)
  3. Engineering Design (AU$72,464/ year)

Average Salary according to Work Experience in Australia

Fig. 8: Average Salary according to Work Experience in Australia

There are Other aspects in which you can compare the Jon scenario in Australia. Use this Link to go to the Site to see the detailed cost comparison of Jobs of Mechanical Engineers in Australia.

Average Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Canada

According to the Study of various sites, such as Payscale and data available recent, the average pay of a Mechanical Engineer in Canada is C$*66,327/ year (or Rs. 38,69,560 / year). The Study is based on the 2546 Salary profile done recently on 23 March 2021. (*- Stands for Canadian dollar)

Average salary of mechanical engineers in Canada

Fig. 9: Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Canada

The Top Three Skills with Highest pay are as follows:

  1. Project Management (C$69,580/year)
  2. Engineering Design (C$66,337/ year)
  3. Microsoft Office (C$66,119/year)

Average Salary according to Work Experience in Canada Fig. 10: Average Salary according to Work Experience in Canada

Future Job of Mechanical Engineers in Different Countries

The world is continuously changing, and so is its requirement. At the Initial time of the Industrial revolution, Mechanical Engineering Jobs mainly consist of Field Work, and there was significantly less or no Involvement of Computers. The transformation of Industry from the Initial Stage to the current digital Stage has converted almost all the fieldwork to Digital. Now a Mechanical Engineer does all the work from Product designing to Manufacturing planning on software. Hence, having good knowledge of this Softwares (also called CAD-CAM software) will help increase your employment chance. Apart from this, having good presentation and management skills will also help you earn more as a mechanical Engineer. In the Future, Skills such as Machine Learning, Neural networks are going to revolutionize the Industry. Hence, knowing the basics of these topics will help you become a good candidate for the Future.

Conclusion

In the Conclusion, it is to be pointed that the Job Scenario in Industry is changing and new sets of skills are required from each candidate. Here, we are making a table of Summary of all the discussion to let you decide which Country is best for Mechanical Engineers.

Country Average Base Salary Top Three Highest Paid Skills
INDIA Rs. 3,49,360/ year ●       Engineering Design

●       Project Management

●       Microsoft Excel

U.S.A $ 71,667/ year ●       Engineering Design

●       Computer AIDED design

●       Microsoft Office

UNITED KINGDOM £ 31,860/ year ●       Project Management

●       Engineering Design

●       Microsoft Office

AUSTRALIA AU$ 72,798/ year ●       Project Management

●       Microsoft Office

●       Engineering Design

CANADA C$ 66,327/ year ●       Project Management

●       Engineering Design

●       Microsoft Office

FAQs

Q 1: Whether the Job Analysis done in this Article also reflects the Job for Automobile Engineers?

Ans: The Analysis done in this article is mainly based on various fields in Mechanical Engineering. Since, Automobile Engineering is one of the fields in Mechanical Engineering, this article also reflects the Job scenario in the field of Automobile Engineering.

Q 2: Can we compare the Salaries in two countries on the basis of common currency?

Ans: No, we can’t compare the salaries in two different countries just converting and bringing them on the common currency Platform. We need to take into account several factors such as cost of living, Inflation of currency rates, tax system, etc. Just for example, Cost of Rs. 50 Lakhs in the USA can be equal to Rs. 3 Lakhs in India, if all the factors are taken into account.

Q 3: What is the Important Skillset other than Mechanical Engineering Subjects, required to Increase the chance of Employment?

Ans: Apart from your core subjects, learn coding language (Python and MATLAB), Develop good presentation skills using Microsoft office, learn the requirements of Future Industries (such as Automation, Machine learning, etc.) and how can you fulfill them.

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Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra is a blogger by passion and Mechanical Engineer by profession. He has completed his B.Tech degree in mechanical engineering in the year 2015. He loves to share his knowledge and help others.

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