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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,450
25th Percentile Wage
$69,130
50th Percentile Wage
$89,170
75th Percentile Wage
$113,570
90th Percentile Wage
$143,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $143,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,450.

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
$89,170
0.67% -0.02%
2016
$88,570
0.99% -
2015
$87,690
-0.26% -
2014
$87,920
-0.98% -
2013
$88,780
-0.46% -
2012
$89,190
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Washington ranges from $59,800 to $99,060. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Washington is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $99,060. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Olympia (mean annual salary $94,960). The lowest paying area is Central Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $59,800.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$99,060
Olympia
$94,960
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$94,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$93,080
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$93,010
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$92,330
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$89,010
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$88,660
Bremerton-Silverdale
$88,330
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$85,640
Longview
$84,840
Lewiston
$81,850
Bellingham
$78,580
Tacoma
$78,380
Spokane
$71,980
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$71,880
Yakima
$64,370
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$59,800




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