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Highest Paying Cities for Mechanical Engineers

The top 100 highest paying cities for mechanical engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of mechanical engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $132,610, Los Alamos County, New Mexico is the highest paying city for mechanical engineers. It is followed by Anchorage, Alaska (average annual salary $128,240). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of mechanical engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Mechanical Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$132,610
30
2 Anchorage, Alaska
$128,240
360
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$119,160
1,040
4 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$117,350
4,210
5 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$116,480
200
6 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$114,510
960
7 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$110,670
1,050
8 Winchester, West Virginia
$110,610
60
9 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$110,590
730
10 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$110,480
3,050
11 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$109,710
60
12 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$107,890
1,030
13 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$107,310
2,000
14 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$107,030
5,440
15 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$105,890
810
16 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$105,850
4,390
17 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$105,650
380
18 Framingham, Massachusetts
$105,100
1,110
19 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$104,570
50
20 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$103,980
120
21 Nashua, New Hampshire
$103,540
730
22 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$101,260
300
23 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$101,010
120
24 Wilmington, North Carolina
$100,540
170
25 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$100,120
180
26 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$99,710
7,530
27 Fairbanks, Alaska
$99,240
30
28 Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, USA
$99,160
570
29 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$99,060
310
30 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$98,900
520
31 Wilmington, New Jersey
$98,900
590
32 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$98,210
280
33 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$97,630
3,050
34 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$97,390
480
35 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$97,160
1,610
36 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$97,020
350
37 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$97,010
240
38 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$96,610
170
39 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$96,490
50
40 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$96,280
1,170
41 Decatur, Illinois
$96,260
350
42 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$96,000
90
43 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$95,860
230
44 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$95,670
1,180
45 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$95,490
3,010
46 Salinas, California
$95,400
70
47 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$95,390
11,140
48 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$95,390
440
49 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$95,360
8,920
50 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$95,340
170
51 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$95,310
910
52 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$95,300
390
53 Olympia, Washington
$94,960
60
54 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$94,890
130
55 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$94,810
40
56 Decatur, Alabama
$94,800
290
57 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$94,740
40
58 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$94,640
100
59 California-Lexington Park, USA
$94,500
510
60 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$94,460
1,340
61 Midland, Texas
$94,400
130
62 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$94,390
890
63 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$94,330
5,870
64 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$94,320
3,070
65 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$93,900
70
66 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$93,890
8,270
67 Boulder, Colorado
$93,830
820
68 Cleveland, Tennessee
$93,820
30
69 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$93,780
180
70 Battle Creek, Michigan
$93,730
330
71 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$93,560
4,260
72 Tyler, Texas
$93,400
80
73 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$93,330
8,930
74 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$93,280
1,980
75 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$93,210
60
76 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$93,180
500
77 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$93,080
4,830
78 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$93,010
40
79 Waterbury, Connecticut
$92,930
100
80 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$92,750
3,640
81 Yuba City, California
$92,570
n/a
82 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$92,520
33,100
83 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$92,520
1,110
84 Knoxville, Tennessee
$92,480
800
85 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$92,470
110
86 Tucson, Arizona
$92,400
1,220
87 Charleston, West Virginia
$92,370
100
88 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$92,330
5,050
89 Sussex County, Delaware
$92,120
70
90 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$92,070
1,700
91 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$91,870
40
92 Huntsville, Alabama
$91,840
1,140
93 Mobile, Alabama
$91,770
310
94 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$91,770
n/a
95 St Marys County, Maryland
$91,610
380
96 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$91,560
19,130
97 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$91,490
2,480
98 Pueblo, Colorado
$91,450
80
99 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$91,380
5,380
100 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$91,230
8,280
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