Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,610
25th Percentile Wage
$71,890
50th Percentile Wage
$92,870
75th Percentile Wage
$120,220
90th Percentile Wage
$161,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $161,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,610.

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
$92,870
3.14% 9.67%
2016
$89,950
-1.46% -
2015
$91,260
0.89% -
2014
$90,450
1.09% -
2013
$89,460
6.23% -
2012
$83,890
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Virginia ranges from $63,720 to $105,650. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Virginia is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $105,650. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol (mean annual salary $98,900). The lowest paying area is Danville with a median annual salary of $63,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$105,650
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$98,900
Charlottesville
$88,680
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$87,860
Richmond
$86,700
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$85,950
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$85,560
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$84,210
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$78,360
Harrisonburg
$78,170
Roanoke
$76,480
Lynchburg
$75,840
Danville
$63,720




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