Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Madison, Wisconsin

The annual and hourly salary statistics of mechanical engineers in Madison, Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of mechanical engineers in Madison is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Mechanical Engineers in Madison, Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,900
25th Percentile Wage
$64,010
50th Percentile Wage
$75,880
75th Percentile Wage
$93,360
90th Percentile Wage
$110,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Madison, Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $110,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $53,900.

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
$75,880
0.75% 15.48%
2016
$75,310
0.62% -
2015
$74,840
6.77% -
2014
$69,770
4.86% -
2013
$66,380
3.39% -
2012
$64,130
- -

Table 3. Compare Mechanical Engineer Salary in Madison with Other Wisconsin Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $75,880 in Madison is in the middle of salary range for mechanical engineers in state of Wisconsin. In comparison, the annual salary of mechanical engineers in Madison is 13.1 percent (13.1%) lower than that in the highest paying Sheboygan and 19.3 percent (19.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sheboygan
$87,340
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$82,030
La Crosse
$81,730
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$77,940
Appleton
$77,670
Lake County-Kenosha County
$76,440
Madison
$75,880
Duluth
$73,700
Racine
$72,920
Fond du Lac
$72,360
Oshkosh-Neenah
$71,560
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$70,810
Janesville
$70,570
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$70,390
Green Bay
$70,050
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$68,690
Eau Claire
$65,180
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$64,010
Wausau
$62,870
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$61,250



See also: Top paying jobs in Madison, Wisconsin.