Mechanical Engineers

What Are The Training Requirements for Mechanical Engineers?

Mechanical engineers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Mechanical engineers
Typical education of 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

What Is the Employment Outlook for Mechanical Engineers?

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.

This career includes 277,000 people in the United States.

How Much Do Mechanical Engineers Make?

On average, mechanical engineers make $43.17 per hour or $89,800 per year in the United States.

What Is the Typical Hourly Income for Mechanical Engineers?

Hourly income for Mechanical engineers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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

What Is the Typical Annual Salary for Mechanical Engineers?

Annual salary for Mechanical engineers in the United States compared with other, similar careers.
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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