Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers among Alabama areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,230
25th Percentile Wage
$68,440
50th Percentile Wage
$85,750
75th Percentile Wage
$105,440
90th Percentile Wage
$130,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$85,750
0.77% 4.42%
2016
$85,090
0.58% -
2015
$84,600
1.55% -
2014
$83,290
0.96% -
2013
$82,490
0.64% -
2012
$81,960
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Alabama ranges from $65,550 to $95,340. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Alabama is Tuscaloosa with a median annual salary of $95,340. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $94,810). The lowest paying area is Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $65,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tuscaloosa
$95,340
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$94,810
Decatur
$94,800
Huntsville
$91,840
Mobile
$91,770
Anniston-Oxford
$89,010
Montgomery
$85,700
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$84,890
Dothan
$82,870
Birmingham-Hoover
$77,710
Gadsden
$77,500
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$75,760
Auburn-Opelika
$73,900
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$73,420
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$65,550




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