Becoming a Mechanical Design Engineer via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering mechanics courses to train individuals to become top-notch mechanics, aviation mechanics, mechanical engineers, auto mechanics, car mechanics, automotive mechanics, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 232,660 people employed as mechanical engineers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $80,580. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Mechanical Design Engineer Salary Information

Category: Mechanical engineers

Total # Employed in the US 232,660
Average Hourly Wage: $38.74/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$23.91 $29.43 $37.03 $46.51 $56.52
Average Yearly Salary $80,580
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$49,730 $61,220 $77,020 $96,740 $117,550
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.3% 5.2% 10.1% 11.3% 51.1% 19.5% 2.4%
Mechanical engineers — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Alaska $47.49/hr $98,790
Florida $47.14/hr $98,050
Connecticut $45.24/hr $94,100
Ohio $44.02/hr $91,560
Wyoming $43.31/hr $90,090
Mississippi $42.99/hr $89,410
Colorado $42.97/hr $89,370
Virginia $41.67/hr $86,670
Missouri $41.08/hr $85,450
Montana $40.52/hr $84,270
North Dakota $40.41/hr $84,060
District of Columbia $40.37/hr $83,980
Iowa $39.99/hr $83,180
Massachusetts $39.81/hr $82,800
Puerto Rico $38.31/hr $79,680
Indiana $38.29/hr $79,640
Delaware $38.11/hr $79,260
Tennessee $37.64/hr $78,300
Alabama $37.49/hr $77,970
Washington $37.42/hr $77,840
North Carolina $37.39/hr $77,770
Utah $37.31/hr $77,600
Michigan $37.2/hr $77,380
Oklahoma $36.88/hr $76,710
Arkansas $36.7/hr $76,330
Nebraska $36.63/hr $76,190
New Hampshire $36.58/hr $76,090
Idaho $36.53/hr $75,980
New York $36.07/hr $75,030
Wisconsin $35.97/hr $74,810
Oregon $35.94/hr $74,760
Hawaii $35.8/hr $74,470
Kansas $35.41/hr $73,650
Louisiana $35.19/hr $73,200
Guam $35.12/hr $73,040
South Dakota $34.08/hr $70,890
Kentucky $33.92/hr $70,550
South Carolina $33.9/hr $70,510
Maryland $33.34/hr $69,350
Pennsylvania $32.92/hr $68,480
Maine $32.49/hr $67,580
Nevada $32.08/hr $66,720
California $32.07/hr $66,710
West Virginia $31.61/hr $65,750
New Mexico $30.41/hr $63,250
New Jersey $30.09/hr $62,580


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