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 amongst Alabama metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,670
25th Percentile Wage
$68,210
50th Percentile Wage
$85,090
75th Percentile Wage
$104,100
90th Percentile Wage
$127,300

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 $127,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,670.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.77
25th Percentile Wage
$32.79
50th Percentile Wage
$40.90
75th Percentile Wage
$50.05
90th Percentile Wage
$61.20

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.20. The median hourly salary is $40.90. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.77.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201685,0900.58%3.68%
201584,6001.55%-
201483,2900.96%-
201382,4900.64%-
201281,960--

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 $62,960 to $101,330. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Alabama is Tuscaloosa with a median annual salary of $101,330. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Decatur (mean annual salary $93,340). The lowest paying area is Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Tuscaloosa
$101,330
Decatur
$93,340
Mobile
$92,320
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$90,590
Montgomery
$89,130
Huntsville
$88,740
Dothan
$87,810
Anniston-Oxford
$87,000
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$79,940
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$78,980
Birmingham-Hoover
$75,370
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$72,280
Auburn-Opelika
$70,160
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$62,960



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