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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,730
25th Percentile Wage
$62,680
50th Percentile Wage
$83,260
75th Percentile Wage
$104,040
90th Percentile Wage
$128,380

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 $128,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $83,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,730.

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
$83,260
-2.69% 8.20%
2016
$85,500
3.82% -
2015
$82,230
-3.23% -
2014
$84,890
4.05% -
2013
$81,450
6.16% -
2012
$76,430
- -

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 $63,540 to $97,020. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $97,020. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Cleveland (mean annual salary $93,820). The lowest paying area is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $63,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$97,020
Cleveland
$93,820
Knoxville
$92,480
Clarksville
$86,070
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$85,130
Johnson City
$78,250
Memphis
$77,490
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$77,330
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$73,820
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$71,060
Jackson
$68,840
Morristown
$68,690
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$63,540




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