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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 among Washington 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,030
25th Percentile Wage
$68,850
50th Percentile Wage
$88,570
75th Percentile Wage
$111,060
90th Percentile Wage
$134,720

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 $134,720. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.94
25th Percentile Wage
$33.10
50th Percentile Wage
$42.58
75th Percentile Wage
$53.39
90th Percentile Wage
$64.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $64.77. The median hourly salary is $42.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.94.

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
201688,5700.99%-0.70%
201587,690-0.26%-
201487,920-0.98%-
201388,780-0.46%-
201289,190--

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 $64,240 to $95,070. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Washington is Olympia with a median annual salary of $95,070. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland (mean annual salary $92,710). The lowest paying area is Yakima with a median annual salary of $64,240.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Olympia
$95,070
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$92,710
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$92,500
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$91,960
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$88,490
Bremerton-Silverdale
$86,040
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$85,410
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$84,940
Tacoma
$82,150
Lewiston
$81,850
Bellingham
$76,600
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$75,050
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$71,880
Spokane
$70,280
Yakima
$64,240



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