What is the salary of a Mechanical Engineer in India?


March 22, 2021

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Casting the world, Forging the campus, Shaping the universe, Welding the rest of all branches, Bcoz, We are the people, We are the machine, and we are Mechanical Engineers.

Mechanical engineering is one of the core branches of engineering known for its evergreen nature. Traditionally, mechanical engineers have to deal with concepts such as mechanics, thermodynamics, robotics, kinematics, structural analysis, fluid mechanics with their applications in Automotive Sector, Power Sector, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Sector, Aerospace. Nowadays, the scope of mechanical engineering is more interdisciplinary with the development of composite materials, biomedical applications, nanotechnology, and environmental conservation. Also, mechanical engineers play a major role in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and electric mobility. With this shift in paradigm, new job avenues have been opened for mechanical engineers. You can also expect to work on duties that involve testing thermal and mechanical sensors. As a mechanist, your duties may also involve designing and building mechanical devices. Research is often an important part of the role of mechanical engineers, too. As a student, you must have expected some fascinating salaries after your education.  

The Human Body is a Mechanical System

Have you ever imagined that even God has applied mechanical engineering in nature? Running of the animals is an example of mechanics. Look at the humans. The motion of your body, arms, hands, legs, knees & feet everything is mechanical. Pumping of blood from the heart to veins is again mechanical engineering. Put on the shoes of a mechanical engineer and see the magic of mechanical engineering all around in nature.

Mechanical engineering is a thing by which you can get any job, even if it is an IT company you may find a Mech guy working there. Yeah, the fancy salary structure and wide opportunities fascinate students to take up Mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering teaches not only engineering but also makes a person entirely a different person.

Opportunities and Salary of Mechanical Engineer

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The average salary of a mechanical engineer can be divided into two sections:

  1. Salary for fresher
  2. Salary after 5 years of experience.

Below are listed down different opportunities with some famous companies as a fresher and their salary structure in India.

Industry Areas Companies Average Salary
Aerospace Researches, Design Engineers, Manufactures, Operation and Maintenance of aircraft. Boeing
GE Aviation
GKN Aerospace
TATA Systems
BE : 3-5 Lpa
ME: 5-9 Lpa
Automotive Designers, Researchers, Manufacturers, Distributors and Technical Marketing Mahindra
Sun Mobility
Ashok Leyland
BE: 3-6 Lpa 
ME: 7-9 Lpa
Chemical Covers oil companies, chemicals manufacturers, and the businesses that support them (e.g. to build new plants or develop new process technologies) Asian paints
National Fertilizers
Indian Oil
Tata Chemicals
Bayer CorpScience Ltd.
Aarti Industries
Pidilite Industries
Coromandel International Limited
Bharat Petroleum
Berger Paints
5-7 Lpa depending on the skills.
Construction Designs and builds infrastructure, buildings, and buildings services (e.g. heating and ventilation) L&T
Tata Projects Ltd
Shapoorji Pallonji & Co Ltd
GMR Group 
JMC Projects
Gammon India
Prestige Estates
The average salary in India is 5 Lpa
Defense Provides equipment, support, and services for the armed forces and national security HAL
Tata Advanced Systems
Ashok Leyland
Army Engineer salary is ?43,378 per month with unlimited benefits and allowances
Electronics Designs and manufactures components and complete equipment for sectors from automotive to medicine and the military Havells
Aar em
Bajaj Electronics
The Kirloskar
Jabil Circuits
Bharat Electronics
Khaitan Group
FLDEC Systems
DX Technologies
Highest paying jobs with increasing salaries starting from 12 Lpa
Consumer goods Manufactures products such as household cleaning items, personal hygiene goods, and convenience foods Hindustan Unilever Ltd
Nestle India Ltd
Britannia Industries
Dabur India Ltd
Marico Ltd
Colgate Palmolive
BE: 3-4 Lpa 
ME: 6-7 Lpa
Marine Develops and helps operate ships, fighters, submarines, and other vessels Rolls Royce
PVM Marine
Indian Navy
Maersk Group
Synergy Marine
The average starting salary is 8-10 Lpa
Materials and metals Activities include developing new materials and manufacturing components or end products Tata Steel
Aditya Birla
Coal India
JSW Steel
Llyods Metal
Aplied Material
BE: 3-6 Lpa 
ME: 9-11 Lpa
Utilities Helps supply power, water, waste management, and telecoms. NTPC
Tata Power
Reliance Power
Adani Power
Lanco Infratech
GVK Power
Sterlite Energy
BE: 3-5 Lpa 
ME: 5-7 Lpa
With a lot of future scopes
Rail Designs, constructs, manages, and maintains rail system components from trains and tracks to electrical power systems and train control systems Indian Railways
Texmaco Rail
Calcutta Tram Corp.
BE: 3-5 Lpa 
ME: 6-7 Lpa

At present in India's economic environment the average earnings of Mechanical engineers depend largely on the following verticals based on skills.

Salary of Mechanical Engineer with different qualification


1) B-Tech- 25-30k for freshers and ~50k after 3+ years exp.

2) M-Tech- 50-60k for freshers and ~80k after 3+ exp.

COLLEGE: (for B-tech freshers)

1) 55-70k for Class-A college.

2) 35-50k for Class-B college.

3) 20-30k for Class-C college.

Payscale.com survey confirms that the basic mechanical engineer salary with MATLAB skills may vary from INR 5,00,000 � 5,80,000 per annum in India. The typical MathWorks Software Engineer salary is INR 10,33,333. Hence, a B-tech degree with a specific MATLAB skill would fetch a lot of job opportunities as well as higher studies opportunities.

I studied in a Tier-3 college and I believe that it was harder to get selected for an interview than to qualify it. In my final year, I started looking for opportunities and I used to search for the �required qualifications� section of many job descriptions. Most companies give the least preference to Tier 3 college or they give preference for a nontech job. So building a good crisp resume showcasing all skills relevant to the job was important to get a chance for an interview. Being a tier 3 college student, having a good internship and project was important as campus placements were not like others.

An extra Degree is worth it!

After all that you have done to complete BTech, going to school for an extra couple of years to get a master's degree will pay off and get you around a 20 percent higher salary than a mechanical engineer with a bachelor's degree. There will be around a 9 percent growth rate in mechanical engineering jobs by 2026. industries like hybrid cars and nanotechnology are expected to experience greater demand for mechanical engineering skills, and engineers with proficiency in the latest virtual simulation and 3-D printing technologies are expected to have the best job prospects. So skill up yourself and gain industry experience in order to position yourself better in the industry. Check out some amazing upskill courses here.

All the Best!

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