Information About Mechanical Engineers

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Training

Mechanical engineers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Mechanical engineers
Training for Mechanical Engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.3
High School 5.2
Some College 10.1
Associates Degree 11.3
Bachelors Degree 51.1
Masters Degree 19.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 2.4

Employment

Represents about 238,000 people in the United States- 2.3% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 14,000 more mechanical engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 75,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, mechanical engineers make $40.17 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Mechanical engineers $24.60 $30.50 $38.00 $47.30 $57.60
Architecture and engineering occupations $19.00 $25.50 $34.60 $45.70 $57.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, mechanical engineers make $83,550 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Mechanical engineers $51,340 $63,470 $79,230 $98,580 $119,950
Architecture and engineering occupations $39,640 $53,220 $72,070 $95,230 $120,380
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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