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Mechanical Engineers

in Massachusetts

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Occupation Projection for Mechanical Engineers

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
172141  Mechanical Engineers 9,349 10,029 680 7.27 % 197 403 68 668 Bachelor's degree 

Mechanical Engineers Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    3,750  40 % 4,440  44 % 690  18 % $96,920
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    3,750  40 % 4,440  44 % 690  18 % $96,920
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    2,040  22 % 1,920  19 % -120  -6 % $100,150
Machinery Manufacturing    550  6 % 590  6 % 40  6 % $92,020
Wholesale Trade    530  6 % 560  6 % 30  5 % $98,310
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    490  5 % 500  5 % 10  1 % $82,610
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing    480  5 % 480  5 % 0  1 % $100,730
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    390  4 % 410  4 % 20  4 % $103,310
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    290  3 % 300  3 % 10  1 % $95,940
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    270  3 % 270  3 % 0  2 % $93,970
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    140  1 % 150  1 % 10  7 % $90,550
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediat    110  1 % 120  1 % 10  6 % $90,060
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