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Mechanical Engineer Salary in Sector of Transportation and Warehousing

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,140
25th Percentile Wage
$69,620
50th Percentile Wage
$86,060
75th Percentile Wage
$109,220
90th Percentile Wage
$134,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in the industry sector of transportation and warehousing. 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 $134,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $57,140.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$86,060
0.74% 3.20%
2016
$85,420
0.41% -
2015
$85,070
1.21% -
2014
$84,040
0.92% -
2013
$83,270
-0.05% -
2012
$83,310
- -

Compare Mechanical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Transportation and Warehousing Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in 21 industries in the transportation and warehousing 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 couriers and messengers industry with an annual salary $112,700. The lowest paying industry is the support activities for rail transportation industry (annual salary $76,340). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Couriers and Messengers
$112,700
Couriers and Express Delivery Services
$112,700
Other Pipeline Transportation
$102,320
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$102,040
Pipeline Transportation
$93,500
Specialized Freight Trucking
$91,330
Postal Service (federal government)
$90,780
Postal Service (federal government)
$90,780
Truck Transportation
$88,500
Warehousing and Storage
$84,880
Warehousing and Storage
$84,880
Nonscheduled Air Transportation
$84,870
Air Transportation
$84,760
Rail Transportation
$84,390
Rail Transportation
$84,390
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$81,570
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$77,580
Support Activities for Transportation
$77,510
Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$76,960
Urban Transit Systems
$76,960
Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$76,340

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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