National Salary Info » Highest Paying Cities for Mechanical Engineers

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 $130,870, Anchorage, Alaska is the highest paying city for mechanical engineers. It is followed by Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts (average annual salary $126,060). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Anchorage, Alaska
$130,870
400
2 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$126,060
170
3 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$117,350
3,800
4 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$111,340
970
5 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$109,770
60
6 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$107,890
1,030
7 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$105,570
180
8 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$105,510
2,070
9 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$105,030
3,270
10 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$104,830
350
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$104,720
5,490
12 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$103,710
4,410
13 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$103,580
1,160
14 Morgantown, West Virginia
$102,960
40
15 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$102,780
90
16 Tuscaloosa, Alabama
$101,330
130
17 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$101,260
300
18 Framingham, Massachusetts
$101,070
990
19 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$100,140
280
20 Fairbanks, Alaska
$99,240
30
21 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$98,610
210
22 Wheeling, West Virginia
$98,190
30
23 Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, Florida
$97,950
340
24 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$97,930
8,470
25 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$97,920
1,180
26 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$97,660
6,330
27 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$96,490
530
28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$96,270
1,720
29 Wilmington, North Carolina
$96,240
130
30 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$96,240
1,060
31 Wilmington, New Jersey
$95,940
730
32 Lake Charles, Louisiana
$95,380
210
33 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$95,380
1,360
34 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$95,080
500
35 Olympia, Washington
$95,070
70
36 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$94,950
500
37 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$94,910
940
38 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$94,640
100
39 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$94,530
640
40 Boulder, Colorado
$94,380
780
41 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$94,320
450
42 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$94,250
1,060
43 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$94,210
410
44 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$94,200
1,360
45 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$94,090
160
46 Midland, Texas
$93,690
120
47 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$93,590
200
48 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$93,370
60
49 Decatur, Alabama
$93,340
300
50 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$93,330
8,930
51 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$93,120
110
52 Battle Creek, Michigan
$92,860
330
53 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$92,710
400
54 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$92,500
4,810
55 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$92,410
850
56 Corpus Christi, Texas
$92,330
330
57 Mobile, Alabama
$92,320
310
58 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$92,140
190
59 Sussex County, Delaware
$92,120
70
60 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$91,960
5,040
61 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$91,900
110
62 Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$91,870
40
63 East Central New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$91,770
n/a
64 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$91,730
8,270
65 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$91,720
860
66 Salinas, California
$91,710
90
67 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$91,620
270
68 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$91,620
90
69 St Marys County, Maryland
$91,610
380
70 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$91,560
19,130
71 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$91,490
2,480
72 Nashua, New Hampshire
$91,400
470
73 Tucson, Arizona
$91,250
1,180
74 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$91,200
8,280
75 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$91,130
90
76 Johnstown, Pennsylvania
$91,030
100
77 South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$90,990
450
78 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$90,980
40
79 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$90,930
1,930
80 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$90,810
1,550
81 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$90,750
220
82 Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$90,750
280
83 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$90,730
1,840
84 Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$90,590
50
85 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$90,550
120
86 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$90,540
1,740
87 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$90,320
3,230
88 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$90,240
31,550
89 Warner Robins, Georgia
$90,150
270
90 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$89,940
1,570
91 Jackson, Michigan
$89,860
980
92 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$89,810
5,600
93 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$89,590
4,220
94 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$89,300
1,260
95 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$89,160
690
96 Valdosta, Georgia
$89,150
30
97 Montgomery, Alabama
$89,130
130
98 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$89,100
4,770
99 Lafayette, Indiana
$89,090
350
100 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$89,060
3,470
See also: Highest paying industries for mechanical engineers.