Mechanical Systems Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Evaluates and optimizes the systems used in mechanical engineering.
There were 87 Mechanical Systems Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 5397 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Mechanical Engineer industry, which includes the Mechanical Systems Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Mechanical Systems Engineer 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 $91,140.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $84,697.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Mechanical Systems Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $80,343.
Education and Experience
Posted Mechanical Systems Engineer 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 Systems Engineer 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||25%|
|3 to 5 years||46%|
|6 to 8 years||13%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Mechanical Systems Engineer 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 (47%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (25%)
- Problem Solving (25%)
- Planning (20%)
- Troubleshooting (20%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Mechanical Engineering (81%)
- Systems Engineering (64%)
- System Design (16%)
- Engineering Design and Installation (8%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Physics (19%)
- Project Management (19%)
- Technical Support (14%)
- Product Development (13%)
- Simulation (13%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Mechanical Design (6%)
- Finite Element Analysis (6%)
- Mathworks Simulink (5%)
- Ansys (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Mechanical Systems Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Systems Engineer
- Applications Engineer
- Application Engineer
- Mechanical 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.
- Mechanical Engineer (General)
- Mechanical Design Engineer
- Mechanical Testing Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer Surveyor
- Thermal Engineer
- Electro-Mechanical Engineer
- Mechanical Project Engineer
- Electrical Engineer (General)
Here are the employers that have posted the most Mechanical Systems Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Raytheon (272)
- The Boeing Company (138)
- Northrop Grumman (125)
- L3Harris (116)
- Lucid Motors Inc (82)
- Honda (5)
- Volvo (5)
- Eaton (3)
- Naval Air Systems Command (3)
- Genuine Parts (2)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!