Would you like to work as a mechanical engineer? Then stick with me while I reveal the most important facts about mechanical engineering and give you the list of 25 best states for mechanical engineers.
Most of the information regarding this topic is taken from the US Bureau of Labor that contains most important and most trustful information for every professional field. According to their database, during the 10-year-period, from the year 2014 when there were 277,500 employed mechanical engineers in the whole US, to the year 2024, there will be the increase in job employment in this sector for at least 5%. Easiest states to find the job in this field are Michigan, followed by Texas and California.
The average annual salary, counted down by collecting the information from all states in the US is $84,190, but you will be happy to know that 15 out of the 25 states on the list are offering on average more than this amount to mechanical engineers. On the other hand, the lowest salary recorded in this field was $54,420, but the highest ever in the whole US in 2016 was $131,350. So, for starters, do your math. After you are done, please continue reading this post so I can explain the methodology, as always and don’t skip it like you usually do because this one is slightly different than the one used in almost every article of this nature.
Besides taking the annual median salary for mechanical engineers in each state from Bureau of Labor, and the cost of living index from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, the research team took one more step by finding out the job growth rate for each state with a little help from Projections Central so you will also get the insight in the future potential job openings for this position.
States that appeared as the top three were Arizona, Michigan, and Texas.
With the total IM Score of 128, Arizona took the third place on the list of 25 best states for mechanical engineers. While the…