Mechanical Engineering Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mechanical Engineering faculty can choose to work at one of 4 mechanical engineering schools in Philadelphia. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in mechanical engineering in the city of Philadelphia, 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

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Mechanical Engineering Employment

Philadelphia 6,220
Pennsylvania 20,800

Of the 20,800 mechanical engineering professionals employed in Pennsylvania, 6,220 work in Philadelphia. The number of mechanical engineering professionals in Philadelphia has shrunk by 5% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for mechanical engineering professionals in Philadelphia has decreased, overall employment in Philadelphia has increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Mechanical Engineering employment growth

20,390 19,290 18,930 19,640 20,800
6,570 6,410 6,890 6,520 6,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Mechanical Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$61,954 $65,848 $68,422 $71,282 $70,792
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

As the number of mechanical engineering professionals in Philadelphia has shrunk, salaries for mechanical engineering professionals have increased. Philadelphia mechanical engineering professionals made $70,792 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, mechanical engineering professionals in Philadelphia made an average salary of $61,954 per year. The growth in the salary of mechanical engineering professionals in Philadelphia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in Philadelphia

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Mechanical engineering professionals make a median salary of $69,992 per year in Philadelphia. The difference in pay between the mechanical engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 163%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $39,486 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $103,804 per year.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in Philadelphia

Civil Engineering
Industrial Design
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering

Philadelphia mechanical engineering professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering schools in Philadelphia


There are 4 accredited mechanical engineering schools in the city. Many of Philadelphia's mechanical engineering professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Mechanical Engineering Programs Offered In Philadelphia


Philadelphia's mechanical engineering schools offer 10 mechanical engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Mechanical Engineering Degrees In Philadelphia


In 2010 approximately 316 students graduated from mechanical engineering courses.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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