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Mechanical Engineering Schools In Arizona

Arizona has 9 accredited mechanical engineering schools where mechanical engineering faculty who teach mechanical engineering classes can find employment. The trends in Arizona's mechanical engineering academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in mechanical engineering includes mechanical engineering training at the following levels:


  1. Arizona State University

    Tempe, Arizona 85287

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Arizona

    1401 E University, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

    3700 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, Arizona 86301-3720

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. GateWay Community College in Phoenix

    108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Mesa Community College

    1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85202

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Northern Arizona University

    Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. The Refrigeration School

    4210 E Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034-1816

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Chandler/Gilbert Community College

    2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Estrella Mountain Community College

    3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, Arizona 85323-1000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arizona Vs. National Mechanical Engineering Employment

Arizona 8,680
National 549,180

Of all of the mechanical engineering professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Arizona state.

Employment Growth for Mechanical engineering professionals In Arizona

11,190 11,490 11,690 10,650 8,680
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arizona, mechanical engineering is a shrinking field. In Arizona, 2,510 less mechanical engineering professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 22% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for mechanical engineering professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of mechanical engineering professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Mechanical Engineering VS. All Professions salaries in Arizona

$58,246 $58,174 $60,224 $61,954 $63,548
$42,177 $43,423 $45,140 $46,513 $48,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by mechanical engineering professionals is increasing in Arizona. Mechanical engineering professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $58,246 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $63,548 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Arizona

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

Thus, mechanical engineering professionals' salaries grew by 8% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 151% pay differential between the highest paid mechanical engineering professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of mechanical engineering in Arizona.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Arizona

Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering

In Arizona, mechanical engineering professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arizona


The number of students graduating from the 9 accredited mechanical engineering schools in Arizona is increasing. In 2006, 247 students graduated from mechanical engineering courses in Arizona. And in 2010, 682 students graduated.

Thus there was a 176% percent increase in the number of mechanical engineering school degree or certificate graduates in Arizona. A majority of these graduates, or 26%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Arizona

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