So what are the best states for mechanical engineers? Are you an engineer or you are just planning to get a degree something like that? Or are you going to move and you would like to know where to? Insider Monkey lately published a great article from which you can get lots of useful information.

At first let’s see a statistics: according to Bureau of Labor there are 277,500 mechanical engineers employed across the nation in 2014. There is planned growth of employment by 5% from 2014 to 2024 – it shows us that there will be 14,600 more newly employed in this field. So if you are just thinking to study engineering – now it’s worth starting it! Mechanical engineers’ job outlook depends on the area they work in. Now engineering, architectural and related services hire the most mechanical engineers. We can find the highest concentration of mechanical engineers in industrial machinery manufacturing. Generally speaking those mechanical engineers are more likely to be employed who are familiar with new software and the latest technological developments. The average annual earning of a mechanical engineer is $84,190.

To get the right answers, Insider Monkey consulted sources like Projections Central, Bureau of Labor Statistics; and Missouri Economy. They ranked the states by costs of living, projected job rates, and annual median wage.

We have picked three states from their list: Kansas, Delaware, and Missouri. In Kansas the annual median wage is $73,270, the job growth is 10.5%; and the cost of living index: 90.4. In Kansas we can find the lowest costs of living, but the truth is, that this states pays the less of all in Insider Monkey’s list. The number of employment will increase from2,260 to 2,500 in the future. Now the unemployment rate is 3,8% in this state. The next state we have chosen for now is Delaware. Here the annual median wage of mechanical engineers is $95,330.
Job growth: 5.9%, the cost of living index is 102.6. The unemployment rate is 4,8% in this state, and the government plans to employ only 40 mechanical engineers more than now. And last, but not least we would like write about Missouri where the annual median wage is $79,340, the job growth is 8.2%, while the cost of living index is 90.8. This state will employ 310 more mechanical engineers than before, so the number will increase from 3,680 to 3,990. The state’s unemployment rate is 3.9%.

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