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Mechanical Engineer Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of mechanical engineers in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare mechanical engineer salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,190
25th Percentile Wage
$69,290
50th Percentile Wage
$88,570
75th Percentile Wage
$110,830
90th Percentile Wage
$134,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $134,150. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $88,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mechanical engineers is $55,190.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,570
3.75% 19.58%
2016
$85,250
-2.22% -
2015
$87,140
9.82% -
2014
$78,580
3.11% -
2013
$76,140
6.45% -
2012
$71,230
- -

Compare Mechanical Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of mechanical engineers in seven industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance industry with an annual salary $90,870. The lowest paying industry is the automotive repair and maintenance industry (annual salary $77,040). For detailed mechanical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
$90,870
Commercial and Industrial Machinery Equipment (except Auto and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
$89,490
Repair and Maintenance
$88,790
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$87,830
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$85,260
Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance
$77,140
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
$77,040

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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