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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Minnesota

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of Minnesota are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers amongst Minnesota 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 Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,060
25th Percentile Wage
$66,600
50th Percentile Wage
$80,190
75th Percentile Wage
$99,590
90th Percentile Wage
$120,660

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $120,660. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,060.

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
$80,190
2.01% 5.54%
2016
$78,580
1.48% -
2015
$77,420
-2.43% -
2014
$79,300
-0.81% -
2013
$79,940
5.24% -
2012
$75,750
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Minnesota ranges from $64,680 to $76,920. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Minnesota is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $76,920. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Rochester (mean annual salary $75,750). The lowest paying area is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $64,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$76,920
Rochester
$75,750
Mankato-North Mankato
$73,700
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$73,460
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$73,110
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$72,550
St Cloud
$64,680




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