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Mechanical Engineer Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,530
25th Percentile Wage
$61,710
50th Percentile Wage
$74,630
75th Percentile Wage
$91,510
90th Percentile Wage
$107,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mechanical engineers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $107,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,530.

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
$74,630
2.41% 8.72%
2016
$72,830
2.25% -
2015
$71,190
1.98% -
2014
$69,780
1.66% -
2013
$68,620
0.73% -
2012
$68,120
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Mechanical Engineers in Wisconsin Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of mechanical engineers in state of Wisconsin ranges from $61,250 to $87,340. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Wisconsin is Sheboygan with a median annual salary of $87,340. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $82,030). The lowest paying area is Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $61,250.

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




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