Mechanical Engineer Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

The salary statistics of mechanical engineers in the industry sector of wholesale trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare mechanical engineer salaries in different industries within the wholesale trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,000
25th Percentile Wage
$64,180
50th Percentile Wage
$80,080
75th Percentile Wage
$102,020
90th Percentile Wage
$131,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $131,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $80,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $53,000.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201680,0801.69%7.47%
201578,7303.14%-
201476,2602.27%-
201374,5300.58%-
201274,100--

Compare Mechanical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in 15 industries in the wholesale trade 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 miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers industry with an annual salary $100,000. The lowest paying industry is the hardware, and plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $72,040). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$100,000
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$91,960
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$91,600
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$84,400
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$82,110
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$82,110
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$79,850
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$79,660
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$78,970
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$77,680
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$77,520
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
$74,290
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$73,910
Metal and Mineral (except Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers
$73,660
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$72,040

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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