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2021 Iowa Mechanical Engineers Salary Guide

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Iowa Mechanical Engineers Salary 2021

Salary

$80.8K

Growth

11%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Mechanical Engineers Make in Iowa 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $54,420 $66,530 $80,770 $100,060 $123,670
Hourly Wage $26.16 $31.99 $38.83 $48.11 $59.46

How Much Do Mechanical Engineers Make in Iowa 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$54,420
$66,530
$80,770
$100,060
$123,670
Hourly Wage
$26.16
$31.99
$38.83
$48.11
$59.46

What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Also known as:

Application Engineer, Design Engineer, Design Maintenance Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer

  • Review technical documents to plan work.
  • Design industrial equipment.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Design industrial processing systems.
  • Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Direct industrial production activities.
  • Investigate system, equipment, or product failures.
  • Advise others regarding green practices or environmental concerns.
  • Create models of engineering designs or methods.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Implement design or process improvements.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Direct installation activities.
  • Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications.
  • Direct installation activities.
  • Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Design industrial processing systems.
  • Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems.
  • Identify new applications for existing technologies.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Prepare proposal documents.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Supervise production or support personnel.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Perform marketing activities.
  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Research industrial processes or operations.
  • Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities.
  • Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities.
  • Determine operational methods.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects.

Mechanical Engineers Job Outlook in Iowa

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
Iowa 2,630 2,920 11% 220
United States 299,200 320,100 7% 20,200

Mechanical Engineers Job Outlook in Iowa

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
Iowa
2,630
2,920
11%
220
United States
299,200
320,100
7%
20,200

Mechanical Engineers Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Mechanical Engineers Schools in Iowa

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Dordt University Mechanical Engineering. Sioux Center, IA 4 years: 12
Iowa State University Mechanical Engineering. Ames, IA 4 years: 429
Iowa State University Electromechanical Engineering. Ames, IA More than 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 4
Iowa State University Engineering Mechanics. Ames, IA Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 40
More than 4 years: 43
Saint Ambrose University Mechanical Engineering. Davenport, IA 4 years: 1
4 years: 24
University of Iowa Mechanical Engineering. Iowa City, IA 4 years: 118
4 years: 2
Less than one year: 4
More than 4 years: 5
More than 4 years: 9
William Penn University Mechanical Engineering. Oskaloosa, IA 4 years: 3

Mechanical Engineers Schools in Iowa

7 Iowa
School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Mechanical Engineering.
Sioux Center, IA
4 years: 12
Mechanical Engineering.
Ames, IA
4 years: 429
Electromechanical Engineering.
Ames, IA
More than 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 4
Engineering Mechanics.
Ames, IA
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 40
More than 4 years: 43
Mechanical Engineering.
Davenport, IA
4 years: 1
4 years: 24
Mechanical Engineering.
Iowa City, IA
4 years: 118
4 years: 2
Less than one year: 4
More than 4 years: 5
More than 4 years: 9
Mechanical Engineering.
Oskaloosa, IA
4 years: 3

Mechanical Engineers Jobs in Iowa.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Buildings & Systems Maintenance Mechanic UPS Des Moines, Iowa 10/24/2021 Yes
Burke - Maintenance Tech (2nd Shift, 3/2/2 Schedule) HORMEL FOODS SALES, LLC NEVADA, Iowa 10/23/2021 No
Industrial Sales Engineer Hunter Crown, LLC Cedar Rapids, Iowa 10/23/2021 No
Inspector - 1st Shift - Kanawha Stellar Industries Inc Kanawha, Iowa 10/23/2021 No
Operations Engineer | 40 hours pay period | Facilities Great River Health Systems West Burlington, Iowa 10/24/2021 No
Product Analytics Engineer RFA Engineering Dubuque, Iowa 10/24/2021 No
Production Supervisor- Fort Dodge Silgan FORT DODGE, Iowa 10/24/2021 No
Production Supervisor- Fort Dodge Silgan Containers Corporation FORT DODGE, Iowa 10/23/2021 No
Structure Cabling Project Engineer II Baker Group Ankeny, Iowa 10/23/2021 No

Mechanical Engineers Jobs in Iowa.

9 Iowa
Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
UPS
Des Moines, Iowa
10/24/2021
Yes
HORMEL FOODS SALES, LLC
NEVADA, Iowa
10/23/2021
No
Hunter Crown, LLC
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
10/23/2021
No
Stellar Industries Inc
Kanawha, Iowa
10/23/2021
No
Great River Health Systems
West Burlington, Iowa
10/24/2021
No
RFA Engineering
Dubuque, Iowa
10/24/2021
No
Silgan
FORT DODGE, Iowa
10/24/2021
No
Silgan Containers Corporation
FORT DODGE, Iowa
10/23/2021
No
Baker Group
Ankeny, Iowa
10/23/2021
No

Mechanical Engineers Salary Guide 2021

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