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Senior Thermal Engineer

Senior Thermal Engineer Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $132,500 $11,041 $2,548 $64
75th Percentile $120,000 $10,000 $2,307 $58
Average $105,599 $8,799 $2,030 $51
25th Percentile $90,000 $7,500 $1,730 $43
$32,500 - $43,999
2% of jobs
$44,000 - $55,499
4% of jobs
$55,500 - $66,999
3% of jobs
$67,000 - $78,499
4% of jobs
$78,500 - $89,999
10% of jobs
$90,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$90,000 - $101,499
16% of jobs
The average salary is $105,599 a year
$101,500 - $112,999
19% of jobs
$120,000 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$113,000 - $124,499
27% of jobs
$132,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$124,500 - $135,999
7% of jobs
$136,000 - $147,499
1% of jobs
$147,500 - $159,000
2% of jobs

National Average

$32,500 $105,599/year $51/hour $159,000
Senior Thermal Engineer Salary Comparison by Location
United States
Ashburn, VA

As of Oct 24, 2020, the average annual pay for a Senior Thermal Engineer in the United States is $105,599 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $50.77 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,031/week or $8,800/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $159,000 and as low as $32,500, the majority of Senior Thermal Engineer salaries currently range between $90,000 (25th percentile) to $120,000 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $132,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Senior Thermal Engineer varies greatly (by as much as $30,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Senior Thermal Engineer job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Senior Thermal Engineer in your area makes on average $107,047 per year, or $1,448 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $105,599. Virginia ranks number 24 out of 50 states nationwide for Senior Thermal Engineer salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Senior Thermal Engineer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Senior Thermal Engineer on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Senior Thermal Engineer Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Senior Thermal Engineer job is above the national average. Topping the list is Sunnyvale, CA, with Santa Cruz, CA and Santa Rosa, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Rosa, CA beats the national average by $16,486 (14.5%), and Sunnyvale, CA furthers that trend with another $20,466 (17.7%) above the $105,599 average.

Importantly, Sunnyvale, CA has a moderately active Senior Thermal Engineer job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Senior Thermal Engineer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 7% between Sunnyvale, CA and Dickinson, ND, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Senior Thermal Engineer role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Sunnyvale, CA$126,066$10,505$2,424$60.61
Santa Cruz, CA$124,901$10,408$2,402$60.05
Santa Rosa, CA$122,086$10,174$2,348$58.69
Williston, ND$119,624$9,969$2,300$57.51
Manhattan, NY$119,311$9,943$2,294$57.36
Barnstable Town, MA$118,386$9,865$2,277$56.92
Cambridge, MA$118,169$9,847$2,272$56.81
San Mateo, CA$117,263$9,772$2,255$56.38
Arlington, VA$117,170$9,764$2,253$56.33
Dickinson, ND$116,453$9,704$2,239$55.99

Top 5 Best Paying Related Senior Thermal Engineer Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Senior Thermal Engineer job category that pay more per year than a typical Senior Thermal Engineer salary. Top examples of these roles include: Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer, Principal Mechanical Engineer, and Fluids Engineer.

However, these example jobs are paid fairly similarly to Senior Thermal Engineer jobs, with a range of just $17,890 (15.6%) to $76,275 (53.1%) more than the average Senior Thermal Engineer salary of $105,599.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Senior Rotating Equipment Engineer$181,874$15,156$3,498$87.44
Principal Mechanical Engineer$152,850$12,738$2,939$73.49
Fluids Engineer$133,116$11,093$2,560$64.00
Chief Mechanical Engineer$126,250$10,521$2,428$60.70
Principal Rotating Equipment Engineer$123,489$10,291$2,375$59.37

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