SOC Code 17-2141 - Mechanical Engineers

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Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.


SOC Code 17-2141 - Mechanical Engineers is a a final level code of the “Architecture and Engineering Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 306,990 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $44.97 and average Annual Wage of $93,540.

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Occupation Examples

  • Auto Research Engineer
  • Combustion Engineer
  • Engine Designer
  • Heating and Cooling Systems Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Tool and Die Engineer
  • Tool Engineer

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