Mechanical engineers job outlook and average salary

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Occupational Profile:
Occupation Category:
Architecture and engineering
Occupation:
Mechanical engineers
City, State Workforce Salary
(Year)
Pay
(Hour)
Comparative
Growth
Percentage
Growth
Anchorage, AK270$60,220$28.9551.76%
Atlanta, GA2,610$54,640$26.2725.42%
Austin Metro, TX1,060$55,460$26.6640.29%
Biloxi Metro, MS200$54,700$26.3011.13%
Birmingham, AL760$59,020$28.3849.70%
Charlotte Metro, NC1,690$57,390$27.5962.21%
Chicago, IL8,590$55,720$26.7925.92%
Columbia, SC270$60,730$29.2046.03%
Detroit, MI11,140$59,960$28.8331.88%
Dothan, AL100$59,070$28.4059.34%
Eugene Metro, OR150$49,770$23.9323.53%
Fayetteville Metro, AR140$47,020$22.6175.95%
Fort Worth Metro, TX1,360$55,740$26.8043.86%
Fresno, CA220$51,000$24.5212.20%
Galveston Metro, TX70$63,930$30.7417.18%
Grand Rapids Metro, MI2,540$51,800$24.9020.37%
Green Bay, WI450$58,270$28.0152.00%
Greenville Metro, SC1,360$55,180$26.537.71%
Harrisburg Metro, PA340$53,300$25.638.24%
Huntsville, AL900$60,010$28.8517.68%
Indianapolis, IN1,460$53,940$25.9336.23%
Jackson, MI120$47,530$22.8552.74%
Kalamazoo Metro, MI760$55,750$26.8060.45%
Los Angeles Metro, CA7,390$64,730$31.1233.31%
Lowell, MA500$63,470$30.5155.69%
Macon, GA200$57,630$27.7144.89%
Madison, WI450$53,060$25.5193.78%
Memphis, MS560$54,140$26.039.08%
Milwaukee Metro, WI2,630$54,580$26.2420.41%
Minneapolis Metro, MN4,490$56,280$27.0611.77%
Modesto, CA90$50,980$24.5113.34%
Nassau Metro, NY1,890$61,820$29.7257.92%
New London Metro, CT290$60,020$28.8633.40%
New York, NY2,210$56,570$27.2038.08%
Norfolk Metro, VA2,160$53,540$25.7490.72%
Peoria Metro, IL1,510$59,530$28.62556.25%
Portsmouth Metro, NH340$55,290$26.5840.96%
Richmond Metro, VA680$54,940$26.4132.49%
Rochester, NY1,690$58,280$28.0235.71%
San Jose, CA5,460$68,010$32.7082.40%
San Luis Obispo Metro, CA90$48,900$23.5185.93%
Santa Rosa, CA500$64,280$30.90334.65%
South Bend, IN310$52,320$25.1595.95%
Springfield, MA420$53,810$25.8761.08%
St. Louis, MO2,020$54,240$26.0823.76%
Tampa Metro, FL1,050$52,770$25.3761.01%
Tulsa, OK980$58,930$28.3347.10%
Waco, TX150$53,820$25.88162.54%
Wilmington Metro, DE450$62,410$30.0014.30%
York, PA510$51,440$24.734.60%
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