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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Rhode Island

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$129,870
75th Percentile Wage
$112,590
50th Percentile Wage
$87,640
25th Percentile Wage
$68,130
10th Percentile Wage
$55,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$62.44
75th Percentile Wage
$54.13
50th Percentile Wage
$42.14
25th Percentile Wage
$32.76
10th Percentile Wage
$26.82

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.44. The median hourly salary is $42.14. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.82.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $87,640 -1.56%
2013 $89,030 -1.99%
2012 $90,840 -0.84%
2011 $91,610 2.48%
2010 $89,390 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for mechanical engineers in state of Rhode Island from 2010 to 2014. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.99%.We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 2.48% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-0.84%).

Table 4. Average Mechanical Engineer Wage in Rhode Island vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Mechanical Engineers
$87,640
Engineers, All Other
$95,860
Biomedical Engineers
$69,370
Civil Engineers
$88,100
Computer Hardware Engineers
$90,170
Electrical Engineers
$96,820
Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$117,140

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Rhode Island Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Rhode Island cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Rhode Island ranges from $82,740 to $86,680. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Rhode Island is Providence-Fall River-Warwick with a median annual salary of $86,680. The lowest paying area is Norwich-New London with a median annual salary of $82,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Providence-Fall River-Warwick
$86,680
Norwich-New London
$82,740

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