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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Equipment Engineer Salary

$102,787 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$49.42 hourly

Entry level Salary
$71,000 yearly
$71,000
10 %
$102,787
Median
$147,000
90 %

How much does an Equipment Engineer make?

Equipment engineers make $102,787 per year on average, or $49.42 per hour, in the United States. Equipment engineers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $71,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $147,000.

Location impacts how much an equipment engineer can expect to make. Equipment engineers make the most in Louisiana, Oklahoma, California, New Mexico, and Texas.

Highest Paying States For Equipment Engineers

The darker areas on the map show where equipment engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Equipment Engineer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1California$125,158$60.178,962
2Arizona$122,440$58.871,226
3Texas$123,411$59.333,261
4New Mexico$124,550$59.88281
5District of Columbia$121,701$58.51479
6Alabama$109,994$52.88736
7Virginia$110,008$52.892,080
8Utah$105,654$50.80645
9Louisiana$152,112$73.13303
10Oklahoma$127,537$61.32296
11Massachusetts$108,746$52.281,656
12Nevada$109,806$52.79285
13Idaho$103,723$49.87262
14Connecticut$106,897$51.39597
15West Virginia$109,354$52.57190
16Alaska$107,655$51.76125
17Washington$101,472$48.781,709
18Tennessee$108,636$52.23634
19Maryland$105,111$50.531,158
20Oregon$99,223$47.70963
21Maine$102,665$49.36166
22Colorado$99,901$48.031,337
23Michigan$96,182$46.241,244
24Rhode Island$99,901$48.03166
25North Carolina$96,406$46.351,435
26New York$104,650$50.311,859
27Georgia$99,540$47.861,387
28New Hampshire$96,587$46.44269
29Delaware$95,338$45.84258
30Ohio$94,164$45.271,290
31Mississippi$96,676$46.48228
32South Carolina$91,709$44.09658
33Kansas$93,232$44.82333
34Indiana$91,831$44.15855
35Florida$96,514$46.402,057
36New Jersey$99,900$48.03839
37Arkansas$88,925$42.75344
38Missouri$92,629$44.53611
39Nebraska$88,724$42.66300
40Montana$78,879$37.92242
41Wyoming$84,135$40.4588
42Kentucky$88,126$42.37366
43Wisconsin$80,445$38.68829
44Vermont$75,400$36.25139
45Pennsylvania$85,713$41.211,519
46South Dakota$87,371$42.01104
47Illinois$89,843$43.191,482
48Iowa$84,720$40.73485
49Minnesota$80,325$38.62988
50North Dakota$73,916$35.54129
51Hawaii$75,065$36.09113

Highest Paying Cities For Equipment Engineers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Palo Alto, CA$126,276$60.71
2Tulsa, OK$125,603$60.39
3Austin, TX$124,501$59.86
4Albuquerque, NM$124,154$59.69
5Tempe, AZ$122,509$58.90
6Manassas, VA$110,600$53.17
7Sparks, NV$108,948$52.38
8Danbury, CT$106,939$51.41
9Lehi, UT$106,009$50.97
10Plainview, NY$105,571$50.76
11Colorado Springs, CO$102,621$49.34
12Everett, WA$100,829$48.48
13Newark, NJ$99,927$48.04
14Hillsboro, OR$98,247$47.23
15Aiken, SC$92,643$44.54

Equipment Engineer Salary Details

Equipment Engineer Salary

What is an Equipment Engineer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$147,000$12,250$71
75th Percentile$124,000$10,333$60
Average$102,787$8,566$49
25th Percentile$85,000$7,083$41
10th Percentile$71,000$5,917$34

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Mechanical Engineer$79,047$6,587$38.00105,618
Mechanical Design Engineer$77,566$6,464$37.29120,258
Research And Development Engineer$100,521$8,377$48.33187,910
Chemical Engineer$85,060$7,088$40.8942,176
Research Engineer$84,714$7,059$40.73136,763
Tool Engineer$100,572$8,381$48.3598,936

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. STMicroelectronics Jobs (17)
  2. Tesla Jobs (174)
  3. Boeing Jobs (39)
  4. Fluor Corporation Jobs (27)
  5. Texas Instruments Jobs (80)

Which Companies Pay Equipment Engineers The Most?

The highest paying companies for equipment engineers are Magellan Midstream Partners and Google according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Apple and Amazon report highly competitive wages for equipment engineers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Magellan Midstream Partners$156,371$75.18
2Google$155,879$74.94247
3Apple$152,637$73.381080
4Amazon$146,352$70.361378
5Exterran Corporation HQ$144,076$69.272
6BP America Inc$142,041$68.2914
7Target$138,757$66.71211
8University of Maryland, Baltimore$138,128$66.41
9Cheniere Energy$137,316$66.021
10CITGO Petroleum$135,509$65.159
11Valero Energy$134,488$64.667
12HollyFrontier$131,949$63.444
13Western Digital$130,702$62.8463
14Raytheon Technologies$130,005$62.501020
15FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies$127,685$61.3921
16Glaxosmithkline$127,401$61.2540
17STMicroelectronics$127,291$61.205
18Jabil$125,412$60.2993
19Northrop Grumman$124,547$59.881178
20Tesla$124,466$59.84549

How Much Do Equipment Engineers Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much an equipment engineer salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The energy industry pays equipment engineers an average salary of $128,064

  2. The automotive industry pay $123,413

  3. The lowest paying industry for equipment engineers is the manufacturing industry. Equipment engineers in this industry earn an average salary of $102,680

Highest Paying Industries For Equipment Engineers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Energy$128,064$61.57
2Automotive$123,413$59.33
3Construction$116,170$55.85
4Technology$113,431$54.53
5Manufacturing$102,680$49.37

High Paying Equipment Engineer Jobs

Equipment Engineer Salary Trends

The salary for an equipment engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Equipment Engineer Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$81,500$39.18
Mid Level$99,500$47.84
Senior Level$159,000$76.34

Average Equipment Engineer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Equipment Engineer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$103,000$49.42+1.9%
    2021$101,000$48.47+1.2%
    2020$99,600$47.89+1.7%
    2019$97,900$47.07+2.0%
    2018$96,000$46.14+0.7%

    Recently Added Equipment Engineer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    MerrickMechanical Equipment Engineer IIGreenwood Village, CO05/24/2022$75,000
    Godshall RecruitingSoftware/Equipment EngineerFountain Inn, SC05/18/2022$70,000
    Broadcom CorporationPVD Equipment EngineerColorado City, TX05/09/2022$58,500
    Johnson Service GroupReliability and Equipment EngineerRichmond, VA05/09/2022$125,220
    ApplePackaging Equipment EngineerBoulder, CO05/09/2022$91,800
    Broadcom Inc.PVD Equipment EngineerFort Collins, CO05/08/2022$58,500
    Randstad UsProcess Equipment Engineer-Food and BeverageChicago, IL04/30/2022$100,000
    Randstad UsMaterial Handling Equipment EngineerMoreno Valley, CA04/29/2022$170,000
    Randstad UsMeasurements Equipment EngineerHarrodsburg, KY04/27/2022$59,626
    Randstad UsBench Test Equipment EngineerWest Mifflin, PA04/19/2022$85,000

    Equipment Engineer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Equipment Engineers the most?

    Louisiana pays Equipment Engineers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $152,112 per year, or $73.13 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as an Equipment Engineer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as an Equipment Engineer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Oklahoma you should be paid close to $127,537 per year.

    What type of Equipment Engineer gets paid the most?

    Staff Engineer gets paid the most. Staff Engineer made a median salary of $113,160. The best-paid 10 percent make $139,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $91,000.

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