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Mechanical Engineers in Arizona

Want to work in Arizona as a Mechanical Engineer? Read this first!

19.3% Jobs Projection
$92,870 Median Salary
380 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Mechanical Engineers in Arizona are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Mechanical Engineers in Arizona is growing faster than average.

  • Mechanical Engineers in Arizona earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Mechanical Engineers Work in Arizona?

In 2018, there were 4,770 Mechanical Engineers working in the state.

There were 4,190 Mechanical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 580 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 3,600 Mechanical Engineers working in it, which means Arizona has more Mechanical Engineers than average.


Job Projections for Arizona

Jobs for Mechanical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 19.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.8%.


Arizona Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 380 annual job openings, and a total of 5,130 jobs for Arizona Mechanical Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 21,200 annual jobs and 314,100 total jobs in 2026.

What do Mechanical Engineers Make in Arizona?

In 2018 wages for Mechanical Engineers ranged from $60,760 to $150,580 with $92,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.21 to $72.39. The median hourly rate was $44.65.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $42.18 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.47.

The median salary in Arizona is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Arizona Metros for Mechanical Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Mechanical Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,830 $90,040
Tucson, AZ 1,230 $94,790
Prescott, AZ 50 $76,320
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 50 $102,500

Top States for Mechanical Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Mechanical Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Michigan 43,890 $87,790
California 27,330 $101,430
Texas 20,820 $94,580
Illinois 17,320 $89,050
Pennsylvania 16,590 $81,270
Ohio 15,300 $77,450
New York 11,280 $87,470
Wisconsin 11,270 $76,140
Massachusetts 9,130 $93,630
Minnesota 8,340 $82,110
North Carolina 8,000 $82,730
Indiana 7,770 $77,580
Washington 7,750 $90,510
Virginia 7,590 $93,990
Florida 7,370 $83,160
South Carolina 6,000 $89,070
Maryland 5,670 $100,850
New Jersey 5,090 $92,510
Arizona 4,770 $92,870
Georgia 4,750 $81,660

Below are the states where Mechanical Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $114,450
New Mexico $111,320
Alaska $107,960
Delaware $103,230
California $101,430
Maryland $100,850
Texas $94,580
Virginia $93,990
Louisiana $93,820
Massachusetts $93,630


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