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
$51,650
25th Percentile Wage
$61,370
50th Percentile Wage
$77,230
75th Percentile Wage
$101,690
90th Percentile Wage
$129,770

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
201677,2301.14%-5.58%
201576,350-4.23%-
201479,580-0.45%-
201379,940-2.00%-
201281,540--

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
$96,620
Utility System Construction
$89,080
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$88,370
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$84,990
Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction
$82,980
Nonresidential Building Construction
$79,780
Construction of Buildings
$79,350
Building Equipment Contractors
$76,110
Specialty Trade Contractors
$75,820
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$75,580
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$71,500
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$70,940

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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