Engineer Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage 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 engineers in the industry sector of retail 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) engineers is $143,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $50,250.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of engineers in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
5.92% -0.74%
1.26% -
-1.95% -
-5.19% -
-1.13% -
- -

Compare Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of engineers in 14 industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for engineer occupations is the electronics and appliance stores industry with an annual salary $98,020. The lowest paying industry is the automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores industry (annual salary $49,500). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Electronics and Appliance Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Health and Personal Care Stores
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
Nonstore Retailers
Direct Selling Establishments
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores
Home Furnishings Stores
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
Building Material and Supplies Dealers
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores

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


Highest paying industries for engineers.