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|| |
|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.
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.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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 .