The average mechanic earns $45,000 per year in the United States.

    This figure includes wages, bonuses, commissions, tips, and overtime.

    A mechanical engineer earns an average of $62,000 annually.

    Mechanic salary in the U.S. The average hourly wage for a mechanic is $38.32.

    The median hourly wage is $29.75.

    Average hourly wage in the states of California, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York is $40.16.

    Source Medical News Online title How many people work in mechanical engineering?

    article About 1.6 million workers in the automotive, industrial, and transportation engineering industries work in the manufacturing and related sectors, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Mechanical engineers make up about 13 percent of the workforce.

    In the industry, about 730,000 of the 8.7 million workers work in maintenance and repair.

    Mechanical engineers also make up a significant percentage of the work force in the health care industry, according a 2013 survey by the National Center for Health Statistics.

    Mechanical Engineers are the most highly paid professionals in the country, according the Bureau.

    About $27,800 is the average salary for a mechanical engineer in the Manufacturing and Related Occupations category.

    In 2016, the average hourly earnings of mechanical engineers were $42,100, up 5 percent from 2015.

    The following table lists the top 10 most highly compensated industries by average annual salary for 2016: Manufacturers and Related Industry Pay Average Annual Salary by Industry Top 10 Highest Paying Industries Pay Average annual salary by Industry Source Source Medical Journal article Top 10 Most Highly Paid Industries Pay by Industry Rank Industry Average Annual Salaries Pay Average yearly salary by industry Rank 1.

    Manufacturing and related occupations 2,200,000 $38,100 2,900,000,000 1,800,000 2.

    Health care professions 3,400,000 25,000 26,000 4,800 3.

    Manufacturing, office and assembly occupations 4,000 8,500 6,000 6,400 4.

    Transportation and warehousing occupations 3,200 3,000 3,100 3,500 5.

    Construction and extraction occupations 2 and 3,600 2,600 1,500 1,700 6.

    Materials and consumable products manufacturing, engineering, and related services 2,800 2,500 2,400 2,300 7.

    Automotive and parts manufacturing, transportation, and warehouse manufacturing, service, and other services 2 2,100 1,900 1,400 1,600 8.

    Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction occupations 1,750 1,200 1,300 1,350 9.

    Food and beverages manufacturing and services 2 1,100 900 1,000 9,200 10.

    Other services 1,250 900 1 of 10

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