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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
$59,630
25th Percentile Wage
$70,820
50th Percentile Wage
$85,420
75th Percentile Wage
$108,220
90th Percentile Wage
$131,710

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 $131,710. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $85,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $59,630.

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 transportation and warehousing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201685,4200.41%2.47%
201585,0701.21%-
201484,0400.92%-
201383,270-0.05%-
201283,310--

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

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in 13 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 pipeline transportation of crude oil industry with an annual salary $105,010. The lowest paying industry is the rail transportation industry (annual salary $78,160). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil
$105,010
Other Pipeline Transportation
$102,320
Pipeline Transportation
$95,660
Postal Service (federal government)
$89,060
Postal Service (federal government)
$89,060
Support Activities for Air Transportation
$86,700
Warehousing and Storage
$86,690
Warehousing and Storage
$86,690
Support Activities for Transportation
$84,730
Truck Transportation
$83,860
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas
$80,080
Rail Transportation
$78,160
Rail Transportation
$78,160

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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