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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,470
25th Percentile Wage
$42,480
50th Percentile Wage
$49,190
75th Percentile Wage
$63,180
90th Percentile Wage
$78,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,470.

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
$49,190
3.52% 1.22%
2016
$47,460
3.35% -
2015
$45,870
-3.20% -
2014
$47,340
-3.15% -
2013
$48,830
0.49% -
2012
$48,590
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $48,140 to $59,110. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Puerto Rico is Ponce with a median annual salary of $59,110. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo (mean annual salary $50,210). The lowest paying area is Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian with a median annual salary of $48,140.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Ponce
$59,110
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$50,210
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$48,140




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