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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
$48,430
25th Percentile Wage
$61,430
50th Percentile Wage
$77,710
75th Percentile Wage
$99,520
90th Percentile Wage
$123,480

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 $123,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $77,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $48,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of engineers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$77,710
-0.78% 3.29%
2016
$78,320
2.29% -
2015
$76,530
0.27% -
2014
$76,320
1.13% -
2013
$75,460
0.41% -
2012
$75,150
- -

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

The average salaries of engineers in 19 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 specialty hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $106,570. The lowest paying industry is the vocational rehabilitation services industry (annual salary $50,970). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Specialty hospitals - State government owned
$106,570
Outpatient Care Centers
$93,260
Offices of Physicians
$92,510
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$86,690
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$82,970
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$82,110
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$79,870
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$79,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$77,780
Hospitals - Privately owned
$77,660
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$76,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$76,790
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$76,450
Hospitals - State government owned
$75,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$72,600
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$71,890
Hospitals - Local government owned
$71,680
Social Assistance
$53,040
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$50,970

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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