Mechanical Engineer Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,590
25th Percentile Wage
$48,760
50th Percentile Wage
$65,260
75th Percentile Wage
$83,800
90th Percentile Wage
$109,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in the industry sector of educational services. 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 $109,580. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $41,590.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201665,2606.50%-0.49%
201561,020-4.54%-
201463,790-5.85%-
201367,5202.87%-
201265,580--

Compare Mechanical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in nine industries in the educational services 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 elementary and secondary schools industry with an annual salary $79,960. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $60,720). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$79,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$79,960
Educational Services - Local government owned
$79,550
Educational Services - Privately owned
$74,080
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$69,050
Educational Services
$65,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$62,480
Educational Services - State government owned
$60,750
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$60,720

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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