Occupational Employment Statistics

2000 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

17-2141 Mechanical Engineers

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of such equipment as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment 207,300 RSE = 3.4 %
Mean hourly wage $29.26 RSE = 1.0 %
Mean annual wage $60,860 RSE = 1.0 %
(1)

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.64 $22.88 $28.23 $35.02 $42.60
Annual Wage $38,770 $47,600 $58,710 $72,850 $88,610
(1)

About 2000 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Percentile wage estimates show what percentage of workers in an occupation earn less than a given wage and what percentage earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Technical notes

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Last Modified Date: November 15, 2001

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