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 amongst Indiana metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,030
25th Percentile Wage
$61,450
50th Percentile Wage
$75,250
75th Percentile Wage
$93,910
90th Percentile Wage
$113,250

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 $113,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,250. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,030.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,250
3.52% 5.70%
2016
$72,600
-2.19% -
2015
$74,190
3.52% -
2014
$71,580
-0.20% -
2013
$71,720
1.06% -
2012
$70,960
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Indiana Cities

Table 3 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 $63,820 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 Elkhart-Goshen with a median annual salary of $63,820.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lafayette
$89,090
Anderson
$84,760
Kokomo
$80,690
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$80,630
Indianapolis-Carmel
$80,280
Michigan City-La Porte
$79,470
Bloomington
$76,630
Gary
$74,640
Fort Wayne
$73,620
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$70,440
Muncie
$68,340
Columbus
$67,220
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$65,680
Terre Haute
$63,830
Elkhart-Goshen
$63,820




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