Mechanical Engineers

Training Requirements for Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Mechanical engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.6
High School 4.6
Some College 9.5
Associates Degree 9.3
Bachelors Degree 51.6
Masters Degree 20.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 3.4

Employment Outlook for Mechanical Engineers

This represents about 277,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 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 102,000 more.

Typical Income for Mechanical Engineers

Hourly Income

On average,mechanical engineers make $43.17 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Mechanical engineers $26.16 $32.24 $40.48 $51.16 $63.15
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Engineers $26.76 $33.75 $43.75 $56.42 $70.99
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, mechanical engineers make $89,800 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Mechanical engineers $54,420 $67,070 $84,190 $106,420 $131,350
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Engineers $55,670 $70,190 $91,010 $117,350 $147,670
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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