Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers among Arkansas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,790
25th Percentile Wage
$53,450
50th Percentile Wage
$67,220
75th Percentile Wage
$89,240
90th Percentile Wage
$119,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19.61
25th Percentile Wage
$25.70
50th Percentile Wage
$32.32
75th Percentile Wage
$42.90
90th Percentile Wage
$57.32

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.32. The median hourly salary is $32.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19.61.

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
201667,220-1.87%-2.22%
201568,480-0.76%-
201469,000-0.43%-
201369,3000.85%-
201268,710--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Arkansas ranges from $29,360 to $72,820. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Arkansas is West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $72,820. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway (mean annual salary $72,730). The lowest paying area is East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$72,820
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$72,730
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$71,620
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$69,370
Jonesboro
$49,460
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$29,360



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