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Mechanical Engineer Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,690
25th Percentile Wage
$57,820
50th Percentile Wage
$72,660
75th Percentile Wage
$93,450
90th Percentile Wage
$114,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical 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) mechanical engineers is $114,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $49,690.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$72,660
1.46% -3.48%
2016
$71,600
5.56% -
2015
$67,620
4.45% -
2014
$64,610
8.19% -
2013
$59,320
-26.75% -
2012
$75,190
- -

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

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in nine 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 mechanical engineer occupations is the offices of physicians industry with an annual salary $93,650. The lowest paying industry is the general medical and surgical hospitals - local government owned industry (annual salary $49,900). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Offices of Physicians
$93,650
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$83,130
Hospitals - Privately owned
$74,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$74,670
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$70,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$70,130
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$61,670
Hospitals - Local government owned
$49,900
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$49,900

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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