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Mechanical Engineer Salary in Sector of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

The salary statistics of mechanical engineers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare mechanical engineer salaries in different industries within the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector.

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,900
25th Percentile Wage
$71,540
50th Percentile Wage
$94,900
75th Percentile Wage
$126,790
90th Percentile Wage
$159,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in the industry sector of arts, entertainment, and recreation. 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 $159,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $56,900.

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 arts, entertainment, and recreation from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,900
4.95% 8.16%
2016
$90,200
1.51% -
2015
$88,840
1.11% -
2014
$87,850
0.33% -
2013
$87,560
0.46% -
2012
$87,160
- -

Compare Mechanical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in two industries in the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector are shown below. For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$92,090
Spectator Sports
$92,090

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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