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Engineer Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of engineers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare engineer salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,010
25th Percentile Wage
$61,730
50th Percentile Wage
$78,320
75th Percentile Wage
$100,580
90th Percentile Wage
$125,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $125,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $78,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $50,010.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of engineers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201678,3202.29%4.05%
201576,5300.27%-
201476,3201.13%-
201375,4600.41%-
201275,150--

Compare Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of engineers in 17 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 outpatient care centers industry with an annual salary $96,680. The lowest paying industry is the hospitals - local government owned industry (annual salary $71,740). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Outpatient Care Centers
$96,680
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$91,600
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$88,040
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$86,480
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$81,240
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$80,200
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$79,180
Offices of Physicians
$78,600
Hospitals - Privately owned
$77,060
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$77,000
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$76,740
Hospitals - State government owned
$76,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$76,460
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$74,140
Social Assistance
$72,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$71,740
Hospitals - Local government owned
$71,740

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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