Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,620
25th Percentile Wage
$67,360
50th Percentile Wage
$83,870
75th Percentile Wage
$104,710
90th Percentile Wage
$128,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,620.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.74
25th Percentile Wage
$32.38
50th Percentile Wage
$40.32
75th Percentile Wage
$50.34
90th Percentile Wage
$61.62

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.62. The median hourly salary is $40.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.74.

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
201683,8702.53%7.33%
201581,7500.91%-
201481,0102.73%-
201378,8001.37%-
201277,720--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of New York ranges from $67,930 to $94,200. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in New York is Nassau-Suffolk with a median annual salary of $94,200. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is East Central New York nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $91,770). The lowest paying area is Utica-Rome with a median annual salary of $67,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nassau-Suffolk
$94,200
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$91,770
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$91,200
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$90,810
Binghamton
$86,750
Ithaca
$86,430
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$86,020
Glens Falls
$85,960
Syracuse
$83,060
Rochester
$79,180
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$78,530
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$78,060
Elmira
$76,470
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$75,550
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$74,940
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$73,280
Kingston
$69,550
Utica-Rome
$67,930


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