Mechanical Engineering Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

Mechanical Engineering faculty can choose to work at one of 2 mechanical engineering schools in Tacoma. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the mechanical engineering academic community in Tacoma, and the future trends. Academia in mechanical engineering includes mechanical engineering training at the following levels:

  • Mechanical Engineering Certificate
  • Associates degree in Mechanical Engineering


Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Mechanical Engineering Employment

Tacoma 550
Washington 18,880

Of the 18,880 mechanical engineering professionals employed in Washington State, 550 work in Tacoma. There has been a 25% growth in the number of mechanical engineering professionals in Tacoma between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Tacoma has also increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Mechanical Engineering employment growth

13,260 15,140 19,610 19,780 18,880
440 210 470 360 550
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Mechanical Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$58,544 $59,057 $62,980 $64,370 $70,270
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

In Tacoma, salaries for mechanical engineering professionals have increased. In 2010 Tacoma mechanical engineering professionals earned an average yearly salary of $70,270. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for mechanical engineering professionals in Tacoma was $58,544 per year. The growth in the salary of mechanical engineering professionals in Tacoma is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Tacoma

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90th percentile

Mechanical engineering professionals make a median salary of $69,380 per year in Tacoma. The 10% of mechanical engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $47,802 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 102% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Tacoma

Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering

Mechanical engineering professional salaries in Tacoma are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering schools in Tacoma


Many of Tacoma's mechanical engineering professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited mechanical engineering schools in the city.

Mechanical Engineering Programs Offered In Tacoma


Tacoma's mechanical engineering schools offer 3 mechanical engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Mechanical Engineering Degrees In Tacoma


Approximately 14 students graduated from mechanical engineering courses in 2010.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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