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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 amongst Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$88,870
75th Percentile Wage
$62,110
50th Percentile Wage
$47,340
25th Percentile Wage
$37,890
10th Percentile Wage
$33,490

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 $88,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $47,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,490.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$42.73
75th Percentile Wage
$29.86
50th Percentile Wage
$22.76
25th Percentile Wage
$18.22
10th Percentile Wage
$16.10

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $42.73. The median hourly salary is $22.76. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16.10.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $47,340 -3.05%
2013 $48,830 0.49%
2012 $48,590 3.96%
2011 $46,740 -9.68%
2010 $51,750 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for mechanical engineers in state of Puerto Rico from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.49%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 3.96% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -9.68%.

Table 4. Average Mechanical Engineer Wage in Puerto Rico vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Mechanical Engineers
$47,340
Engineers, All Other
$58,680
Agricultural Engineers
$45,120
Chemical Engineers
$47,330
Civil Engineers
$49,750
Computer Hardware Engineers
$64,610
Electrical Engineers
$68,220

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 5 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 $68,120 to $72,320. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Puerto Rico is San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo with a median annual salary of $72,320. The lowest paying area is Ponce with a median annual salary of $68,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$72,320
Ponce
$68,120

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