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
$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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$80,240
3.75% -1.62%
2016
$77,230
1.14% -
2015
$76,350
-4.23% -
2014
$79,580
-0.45% -
2013
$79,940
-2.00% -
2012
$81,540
- -

Compare Mechanical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Construction Sector

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
$97,680
Other Building Equipment Contractors
$88,500
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors
$87,500
Utility System Construction
$87,150
Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$83,550
Nonresidential Building Construction
$83,540
Land Subdivision
$83,110
Construction of Buildings
$82,910
Specialty Trade Contractors
$79,080
Other Specialty Trade Contractors
$79,030
Building Equipment Contractors
$79,020
Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors
$78,460
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction
$77,990
Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
$74,490
Residential Building Construction
$65,740

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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