Mechanical Engineer Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,580
25th Percentile Wage
$54,810
50th Percentile Wage
$69,790
75th Percentile Wage
$94,090
90th Percentile Wage
$116,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical 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) mechanical engineers is $116,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $32,580.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,790
3.44% -11.39%
2016
$67,390
-10.12% -
2015
$74,210
-2.47% -
2014
$76,040
-2.17% -
2013
$77,690
-0.06% -
2012
$77,740
- -

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

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in six 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 mechanical engineer occupations is the electronic shopping and mail-order houses industry with an annual salary $84,220. The lowest paying industry is the automotive parts, accessories, and tire stores industry (annual salary $34,840). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$84,220
Nonstore Retailers
$83,230
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$65,990
Electronics and Appliance Stores
$65,990
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
$52,410
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores
$34,840

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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