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10.0% Jobs Projection
$114,450 Median Salary
60 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Mechanical Engineers in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Mechanical Engineers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Mechanical Engineers Work in District of Columbia?

In District of Columbia, there were 620 people working as Mechanical Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 670 Mechanical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 3,600 Mechanical Engineers working in it, which means District of Columbia has fewer Mechanical Engineers than average.


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Mechanical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.8%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 60 annual Mechanical Engineers job openings in District of Columbia, and 880 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Mechanical Engineers Make in District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Mechanical Engineers ranged from $69,450 to $164,200 with $114,450 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $33.39 to $78.94. The median hourly rate was $55.02.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $53.37 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.65.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,740 $109,910

Top States for Mechanical Engineers Employment

View the list below to see 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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