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Mechanical Engineering faculty can choose to work at only one mechanical engineering school in Ames. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mechanical engineering in the city of Ames, which encompasses mechanical engineering training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering


Professional Trends

Ames Vs. Iowa Mechanical Engineering Employment

Ames 40
Iowa 4,380

Exactly 40 of Iowa's 4,380 mechanical engineering professionals work in Ames. There has been a 81% decline in the number of mechanical engineering professionals in Ames between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for mechanical engineering professionals in Ames has decreased, overall employment in Ames has increased.

Ames Vs. Iowa Mechanical Engineering employment growth

5,080 4,860 4,390 4,990 4,380
210 180 150 90 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Iowa
  • Dark Yellow: Ames

Mechanical Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Ames

$53,507 $66,870 $57,563 $51,110 $62,890
$38,100 $39,060 $40,440 $40,690 $41,770
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering in Ames
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Ames

In Ames, salaries for mechanical engineering professionals have increased. Ames mechanical engineering professionals made $62,890 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for mechanical engineering professionals in Ames was $53,507 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Ames.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Ames

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Mechanical engineering professionals in Ames earn a median salary of $50,770 per year. The 10% of mechanical engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $40,750 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $107,710 per year.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Ames

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

On average mechanical engineering professional salaries in Ames are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering schools in Ames


There is only one accredited mechanical engineering school in the city. Many of Ames' mechanical engineering professionals are graduates of this school.

Mechanical Engineering Programs Offered In Ames


Ames' mechanical engineering schools offer 3 mechanical engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Mechanical Engineering Degrees In Ames


Approximately 265 students graduated from mechanical engineering courses in 2010.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Ames, Iowa

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