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Mechanical Engineers in Maryland

Is Maryland a good place for you to work as a Mechanical Engineer?

4.3% Jobs Projection
$100,850 Median Salary
350 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Mechanical Engineers in Maryland is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Mechanical Engineers Work in Maryland?

5,670 people worked as Mechanical Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 5,540 Mechanical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 130 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Mechanical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.8%.


Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 350 annual Mechanical Engineers job openings in Maryland, and 5,370 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 Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Mechanical Engineers ranged from $62,850 to $164,200 with $100,850 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.22 to $78.94. The median hourly rate was $48.49.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $47.54 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.95.

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


Top Maryland 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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,350 $88,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,740 $109,910
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 2,640 $98,110
California-Lexington Park, MD 660 $98,140
Cumberland, MD-WV 70 $88,240
Salisbury, MD-DE 60 $86,610

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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