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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 among Massachusetts cities 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$135,400
75th Percentile Wage
$109,690
50th Percentile Wage
$88,640
25th Percentile Wage
$72,110
10th Percentile Wage
$60,640

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 $135,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,640.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$65.09
75th Percentile Wage
$52.74
50th Percentile Wage
$42.62
25th Percentile Wage
$34.67
10th Percentile Wage
$29.15

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 $65.09. The median hourly salary is $42.62. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.15.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $88,640 1.26%
2013 $87,540 -0.85%
2012 $88,290 3.82%
2011 $85,040 2.14%
2010 $83,260 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for mechanical engineers in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 6.46%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -0.85%.We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.82% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 2.14% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Mechanical Engineers
$88,640
Engineers, All Other
$104,840
Aerospace Engineers
$107,170
Biomedical Engineers
$87,410
Chemical Engineers
$100,860
Civil Engineers
$79,050
Computer Hardware Engineers
$114,070

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

Table 5 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 $114,730. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Massachusetts is Taunton-Norton-Raynham with a median annual salary of $114,730. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Framingham (mean annual salary $94,820). 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
$114,730
Framingham
$94,820
Peabody
$94,460
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$90,400
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$90,340
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$85,560
Barnstable Town
$83,340
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$82,440
New Bedford
$79,020
Pittsfield
$77,390
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$76,830
Worcester
$76,730
Springfield
$76,580
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$71,290

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