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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 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 Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,730
25th Percentile Wage
$60,020
50th Percentile Wage
$72,830
75th Percentile Wage
$88,590
90th Percentile Wage
$103,680

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 $103,680. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $72,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,730.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.87
25th Percentile Wage
$28.86
50th Percentile Wage
$35.01
75th Percentile Wage
$42.59
90th Percentile Wage
$49.85

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for mechanical engineers in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $49.85. The median hourly salary is $35.01. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.87.

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
201672,8302.25%6.47%
201571,1901.98%-
201469,7801.66%-
201368,6200.73%-
201268,120--

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 $60,220 to $84,930. The highest paying area for mechanical engineers in Wisconsin is Sheboygan with a median annual salary of $84,930. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $80,650). The lowest paying area is Wausau with a median annual salary of $60,220.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sheboygan
$84,930
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$80,650
La Crosse
$77,480
Madison
$75,310
Lake County-Kenosha County
$74,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$74,330
Appleton
$72,350
Racine
$71,590
Duluth
$71,460
Oshkosh-Neenah
$70,760
Fond du Lac
$70,560
Green Bay
$69,180
Janesville
$68,960
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$67,900
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$67,650
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$66,930
Eau Claire
$64,010
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$61,250
Wausau
$60,220



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