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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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
172141  Mechanical Engineers 9,497 9,774 277 2.92 % 329 28 301 Bachelor's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    3,920  41 % 4,330  44 % 410  10 % $95,420
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    3,920  41 % 4,330  44 % 410  10 % $95,420
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing    1,610  17 % 1,470  15 % -140  -9 % $95,940
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    800  8 % 810  8 % 10  1 % $84,130
Machinery Manufacturing    750  8 % 660  7 % -90  -12 % $89,280
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing    360  4 % 410  4 % 50  14 % $109,030
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing    250  3 % 250  3 % 0  -0 % $93,430
Miscellaneous Manufacturing    230  2 % 220  2 % -10  -4 % $93,060
Wholesale Trade    220  2 % 220  2 % 0  3 % $98,040
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    110  1 % 110  1 % 0  -1 % $93,750
Chemical Manufacturing    110  1 % 110  1 % 0  0 % $89,200
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing    100  1 % 100  1 % 0  -1 % $95,250