Mechanical Engineering Schools
In West Lafayette, Indiana

The city of West Lafayette has only one school where mechanical engineering faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the mechanical engineering academic community in West Lafayette, and the future trends. Academia in mechanical engineering includes mechanical engineering training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

West Lafayette Vs. Indiana Mechanical Engineering Employment

West Lafayette 410
Indiana 13,500

Exactly 410 of Indiana's 13,500 mechanical engineering professionals work in West Lafayette. The number of mechanical engineering professionals in West Lafayette has grown by 41% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for mechanical engineering professionals in West Lafayette has increased, overall employment in West Lafayette has also increased.

West Lafayette Vs. Indiana Mechanical Engineering employment growth

14,330 14,430 14,730 14,170 13,500
290 280 460 420 410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Indiana
  • Dark Yellow: West Lafayette

Mechanical Engineering VS. All professions salaries in West Lafayette

$58,965 $62,060 $61,843 $69,060 $75,795
$36,230 $36,230 $37,650 $38,460 $39,380
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Mechanical Engineering in West Lafayette
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in West Lafayette

In West Lafayette, salaries for mechanical engineering professionals have increased. In 2010 West Lafayette mechanical engineering professionals earned an average yearly salary of $75,795. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for mechanical engineering professionals in West Lafayette was $58,965 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in West Lafayette.

Salary percentiles for Mechanical engineering professionals in West Lafayette

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25th percentile
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75th percentile
90th percentile

West Lafayette mechanical engineering professionals earn a median yearly salary of $68,070. The 10% of mechanical engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $42,905 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $129,260 per year.

Average Salaries for Mechanical engineering professionals and related professions in West Lafayette

Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

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

Educational Trends

Mechanical Engineering schools in West Lafayette


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

Mechanical Engineering Programs Offered In West Lafayette


West Lafayette's mechanical engineering schools offer 5 mechanical engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Mechanical Engineering Degrees In West Lafayette


In 2010 approximately 625 students completed mechanical engineering courses.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Salaries in West Lafayette, Indiana

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