Mechanical Engineer Salary in Sector of Construction

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.

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $129,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $51,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers in the industry sector of construction from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth

Compare Mechanical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in twelve 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 other heavy and civil engineering construction industry with an annual salary $96,620. The lowest paying industry is the foundation, structure, and building exterior contractors industry (annual salary $70,940). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Utility System Construction
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
Other Building Equipment Contractors
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
Nonresidential Building Construction
Construction of Buildings
Building Equipment Contractors
Specialty Trade Contractors
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].


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