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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,330
25th Percentile Wage
$71,030
50th Percentile Wage
$89,950
75th Percentile Wage
$116,700
90th Percentile Wage
$154,380

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 $154,380. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,330.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27.56
25th Percentile Wage
$34.15
50th Percentile Wage
$43.24
75th Percentile Wage
$56.11
90th Percentile Wage
$74.22

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $74.22. The median hourly salary is $43.24. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27.56.

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
201689,950-1.46%6.74%
201591,2600.89%-
201490,4501.09%-
201389,4606.23%-
201283,890--

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 $104,830. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Virginia is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $104,830. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol (mean annual salary $96,490). The lowest paying area is Danville with a median annual salary of $63,720.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$104,830
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$96,490
Charlottesville
$87,380
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$85,980
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$84,460
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$83,200
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$77,950
Lynchburg
$77,810
Richmond
$75,500
Roanoke
$73,800
Harrisonburg
$69,860
Danville
$63,720



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