Issue: 2/04

The median annual income for mechanical engineers is $82,800, according to a recent survey by the consulting firm of Abbott, Langer & Associates, Inc., Crete, IL. They reported 10% of mechanical engineers making under $51,600 and 10% making over $128,000. The survey, "Compensation in Mechanical Engineering, 2nd Edition--2003," is available for $395. Call (708) 672-4200 or visit