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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
$44,230
25th Percentile Wage
$56,320
50th Percentile Wage
$71,600
75th Percentile Wage
$89,550
90th Percentile Wage
$112,870

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 $112,870. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $44,230.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,6005.56%-5.01%
201567,6204.45%-
201464,6108.19%-
201359,320-26.75%-
201275,190--

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

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in four 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 general medical and surgical hospitals - privately owned industry with an annual salary $73,190. The lowest paying industry is the general medical and surgical hospitals industry (annual salary $70,520). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,190
Hospitals - Privately owned
$73,140
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$70,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$70,520

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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