Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices. Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Engineers in this discipline work on power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines. They also work on power-using machines such as refrigeration and air-conditioning units, machine tools, material handling systems, elevators and escalators, industrial production equipment, and robots used in manufacturing.
Low End Salary: $52,550/yrMedian Salary: $82,100/yrHigh End Salary: $123,340/yr