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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers amongst Massachusetts 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$63,030
25th Percentile Wage
$72,780
50th Percentile Wage
$89,630
75th Percentile Wage
$113,040
90th Percentile Wage
$138,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $138,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $63,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30.30
25th Percentile Wage
$34.99
50th Percentile Wage
$43.09
75th Percentile Wage
$54.35
90th Percentile Wage
$66.73

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $66.73. The median hourly salary is $43.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30.30.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mechanical engineers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201689,6302.05%1.50%
201587,790-0.97%-
201488,6401.24%-
201387,540-0.86%-
201288,290--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Massachusetts ranges from $71,290 to $126,060. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Massachusetts is Taunton-Norton-Raynham with a median annual salary of $126,060. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Framingham (mean annual salary $101,070). The lowest paying area is North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $71,290.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$126,060
Framingham
$101,070
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$91,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$89,100
Peabody
$85,250
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$85,110
Springfield
$84,570
New Bedford
$84,140
Barnstable Town
$80,830
Pittsfield
$78,840
Worcester
$77,670
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$72,160
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$71,290


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