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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for mechanical engineers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of mechanical engineers among Tennessee 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,910
25th Percentile Wage
$64,350
50th Percentile Wage
$85,500
75th Percentile Wage
$102,960
90th Percentile Wage
$124,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $124,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $85,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,910.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.44
25th Percentile Wage
$30.94
50th Percentile Wage
$41.11
75th Percentile Wage
$49.50
90th Percentile Wage
$59.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $59.66. The median hourly salary is $41.11. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.44.

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
201685,5003.82%10.61%
201582,230-3.23%-
201484,8904.05%-
201381,4506.16%-
201276,430--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Tennessee ranges from $63,130 to $94,210. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $94,210. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $94,090). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$94,210
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$94,090
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$90,990
Knoxville
$88,130
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$88,020
Jackson
$78,400
Johnson City
$77,830
Memphis
$76,530
Clarksville
$74,980
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$69,180
Morristown
$68,690
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$63,130



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