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
$53,860
25th Percentile Wage
$66,000
50th Percentile Wage
$81,310
75th Percentile Wage
$101,720
90th Percentile Wage
$133,600

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 $133,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $81,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $53,860.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$81,310
1.51% 8.87%
2016
$80,080
1.69% -
2015
$78,730
3.14% -
2014
$76,260
2.27% -
2013
$74,530
0.58% -
2012
$74,100
- -

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

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in 22 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 furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $66,170). 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
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$91,600
Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers
$90,300
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$88,570
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$85,140
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$82,800
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$82,800
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers
$82,130
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$81,340
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$79,660
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$79,660
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$78,030
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$76,850
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$75,730
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$74,790
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
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$73,040
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$72,040
Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
$70,020
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$66,170

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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