The annual and hourly salary statistics of mechanical engineers in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of mechanical engineers in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$51,750|
|25th Percentile Wage||$56,990|
|50th Percentile Wage||$65,550|
|75th Percentile Wage||$80,810|
|90th Percentile Wage||$103,780|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $103,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $65,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $51,750.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $65,550, Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area is the lowest paying city for mechanical engineers in state of Alabama, following city of Tuscaloosa (median annual salary of $95,340). In comparison, the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area is 31.2 percent (31.2%) lower than that in the highest paying city Tuscaloosa.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Florence-Muscle Shoals|| |
|Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area|| |