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 amongst Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,580
25th Percentile Wage
$72,530
50th Percentile Wage
$91,710
75th Percentile Wage
$121,060
90th Percentile Wage
$159,870

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 $159,870. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,710. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,580.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29.12
25th Percentile Wage
$34.86
50th Percentile Wage
$44.09
75th Percentile Wage
$58.20
90th Percentile Wage
$76.86

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $76.86. The median hourly salary is $44.09. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.12.

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
201691,710-0.68%5.72%
201592,3301.19%-
201491,2301.44%-
201389,9203.85%-
201286,460--

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 $68,700 to $105,570. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Texas is Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $105,570. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown (mean annual salary $97,930). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $68,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$105,570
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$97,930
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$94,320
Midland
$93,690
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$93,120
Corpus Christi
$92,330
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$89,940
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$89,590
Wichita Falls
$87,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$87,650
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$87,020
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$85,090
Sherman-Denison
$84,500
Odessa
$83,870
Waco
$82,650
Tyler
$82,590
Abilene
$81,510
El Paso
$81,090
Fort Worth-Arlington
$80,910
Brownsville-Harlingen
$80,150
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$78,450
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$77,990
Longview
$75,750
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$75,650
Amarillo
$75,270
San Angelo
$75,040
Victoria
$73,420
College Station-Bryan
$71,490
Lubbock
$68,700



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