Mechanical Engineering Manager
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Oversees engineering and technical design of mechanical engineering projects, such as engines or robotics. Manages communication and coordination among different types of engineers working on a project. Supervises project schedule, budget, and communications with stakeholders.
There were 130 Mechanical Engineering Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4216 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Engineering Manager industry, which includes the Mechanical Engineering Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Mechanical Engineering Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $94,243.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $86,756.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Mechanical Engineering Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $82,621.
Education and Experience
Posted Mechanical Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Mechanical Engineering Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||6%|
|3 to 5 years||39%|
|6 to 8 years||20%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Mechanical Engineering Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (45%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (27%)
- Planning (26%)
- Problem Solving (24%)
- Organizational Skills (20%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Mechanical Engineering (70%)
- Project Management (49%)
- Budgeting (46%)
- Scheduling (33%)
- HVAC (21%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Plumbing (16%)
- Product Development (13%)
- Cost Control (13%)
- AutoCAD (11%)
- Procurement (10%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Engineering Design and Installation (7%)
- Microsoft Project (7%)
- Product Design (5%)
- Revit (5%)
- System Design (5%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Engineering Activities (4%) – marginal value $2,915
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Mechanical Engineering Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Mechanical Project Manager
- Engineering Manager
- Senior Project Engineer
- Project Engineer
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Design Engineering Manager
- Engineering Project Manager
- Electrical Engineering Manager
- Industrial Engineering Manager
- Product Engineering Manager
- Facilities Engineering Manager
- Operations Engineering Manager
- Construction Engineering Manager
- Civil Engineering Manager
- Mechanical Project Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Mechanical Engineering Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Raytheon (99)
- Northrop Grumman (84)
- EnerSys (46)
- L3Harris (42)
- Leidos (42)
- Peak Fall Protection (7)
- Leidos (4)
- Gray Construction (4)
- Goodyear (4)
- Raytheon (3)