Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers among Indiana areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$104,600
75th Percentile Wage
$87,740
50th Percentile Wage
$71,580
25th Percentile Wage
$58,910
10th Percentile Wage
$50,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $104,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $71,580. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $50,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$50.29
75th Percentile Wage
$42.18
50th Percentile Wage
$34.40
25th Percentile Wage
$28.32
10th Percentile Wage
$24.08

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $50.29. The median hourly salary is $34.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.08.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $71,580 -0.20%
2013 $71,720 1.07%
2012 $70,960 -0.30%
2011 $71,170 2.52%
2010 $69,420 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for mechanical engineers in state of Indiana from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 3.11%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.07%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 2.52% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-0.30%).

Table 4. Average Mechanical Engineer Wage in Indiana vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Mechanical Engineers
$71,580
Mining and Geological Engineers
$69,820
Engineers, All Other
$82,100
Aerospace Engineers
$83,770
Agricultural Engineers
$72,990
Biomedical Engineers
$60,840
Chemical Engineers
$103,150

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Indiana Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Indiana ranges from $58,530 to $89,090. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Indiana is Lafayette with a median annual salary of $89,090. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Anderson (mean annual salary $84,760). The lowest paying area is Terre Haute with a median annual salary of $58,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lafayette
$89,090
Anderson
$84,760
Bloomington
$77,740
Indianapolis-Carmel
$75,310
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$74,790
Kokomo
$71,940
Fort Wayne
$69,440
Michigan City-La Porte
$67,910
Gary
$67,830
Elkhart-Goshen
$66,810
Muncie
$65,440
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$61,080
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$59,510
Terre Haute
$58,530

Mechanical Engineer Salary by State

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