Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,340
25th Percentile Wage
$74,800
50th Percentile Wage
$93,880
75th Percentile Wage
$124,070
90th Percentile Wage
$161,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $161,170. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $93,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,340.

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
$93,880
2.31% 7.90%
2016
$91,710
-0.68% -
2015
$92,330
1.19% -
2014
$91,230
1.44% -
2013
$89,920
3.85% -
2012
$86,460
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Texas ranges from $69,640 to $99,710. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Texas is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown with a median annual salary of $99,710. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Beaumont-Port Arthur (mean annual salary $97,390). The lowest paying area is College Station-Bryan with a median annual salary of $69,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$99,710
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$97,390
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$95,860
Midland
$94,400
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$93,560
Tyler
$93,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$91,380
Wichita Falls
$90,740
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$89,980
Brownsville-Harlingen
$89,120
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$89,020
Waco
$88,960
Corpus Christi
$88,790
Abilene
$87,690
Sherman-Denison
$86,020
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$86,000
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$85,090
Odessa
$84,550
Fort Worth-Arlington
$81,910
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$81,800
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$78,450
Longview
$78,000
El Paso
$77,170
Amarillo
$76,710
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$75,650
Texarkana-Texarkana
$75,270
San Angelo
$75,040
Lubbock
$74,960
Victoria
$73,420
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$72,700
College Station-Bryan
$69,640




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