The salary statistics of mechanical engineers in the industry sector of construction are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare mechanical engineer salaries in different industries within the construction sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$52,850|
|25th Percentile Wage||$63,220|
|50th Percentile Wage||$80,240|
|75th Percentile Wage||$104,370|
|90th Percentile Wage||$133,240|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in the industry sector of construction. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mechanical engineers is $133,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $52,850.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of mechanical engineers in 15 industries in the construction sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for mechanical engineer occupations is the power and communication line and related structures construction industry with an annual salary $97,680. The lowest paying industry is the residential building construction industry (annual salary $65,740). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction|| |
|Other Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors|| |
|Utility System Construction|| |
|Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Nonresidential Building Construction|| |
|Land Subdivision|| |
|Construction of Buildings|| |
|Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Other Specialty Trade Contractors|| |
|Building Equipment Contractors|| |
|Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors|| |
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction|| |
|Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors|| |
|Residential Building Construction|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .