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Welcome to our Mechanical Engineer Employment site. Here you will find a frequently updated list of current open positions for the mechanical engineer. Our focus is on engineering opportunities within the USA.

Mechanical Engineer Jobs
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Connecticut Delaware Florida
Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland Massachusetts
Michigan Minnesota Mississippi
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Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina
North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee
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Virginia Washington West Virginia
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The following data should be interesting to the mechanical engineer who resides within the United States. This data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Employment Statistics for the Mechanical Engineer

States with the highest concentration of mechanical engineers with annual salary:
(highest at top)

Michigan $77,010
Connecticut $72,700
Wisconsin $65,520
Indiana $68,160
Rhode Island $80,940

Top paying States with annual salary:

Idaho $92,890
Hawaii $91,030
New Mexico $89,970
District of Columbia $89,200
Alaska $85,480

Mean annual salary:


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of mechanical engineers with annual salary:
(highest at top)

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI $70,740
Huntsville, AL $82,910
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division $78,220
Framingham, MA NECTA Division $91,170
Ogden-Clearfield, UT $76,030

Top paying metropolitan areas:

Boise City-Nampa, ID $101,480
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $97,690
Tuscaloosa, AL $95,600
Barnstable Town, MA $93,830
Albuquerque, NM $92,210

Industries with the highest levels of employment with annual salary:
(highest at top)

Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $78,620
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $79,790
Scientific Research and Development Services $86,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) $84,720
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing $72,440

Top paying industries with annual salary:

Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers $111,140
Services to Buildings and Dwellings $104,190
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance $90,160
Beverage Manufacturing $88,520
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $87,540

Education required:

Education preparation to become an engineer involves the obtainment of a bachelors degree, and for those who want to do research, a graduate degree is also required. Engineers which offer their services to the public must be licensed. In addition to the standard engineering degree, many colleges offer a 2 or 4 year degree in engineer technology. This type of education is needed for the engineer technician.

The engineer technician is not qualified to register as a professional engineer under the same terms as graduates with degrees in engineering, although engineer technicians may do very similar work as those who have a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

For more information about education required for the mechanical engineer in the United States go to Occupational Outlook Handbook – Mechanical Engineer provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Job outlook:

The career outlook for the mechanical engineer overall looks good, although employment is expected to grow slightly more slowly through 2013 relative to other occupations. Developing technologies in biotechnology, materials science, and nanotechnology will result in new job opportunities for mechanical engineers.

Source for the above data:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

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