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2018 Engineering Salary Statistics

Engineers Get Top Pay

What is an engineering degree worth? Year after year, engineering tops the list of majors with the highest average starting salary. The bottom line: it is well worth the time and effort it takes to become an engineer. So how much do engineers make?

Industry Median Entry-Level Salary1 Mean Annual Salary2 Top 10 Percent3

Biomedical Engineering

$62,010 $89,970 $134,620

Civil Engineering

$58,763 $89,730 $132,880

Computer Engineering

$72,030


$70,477
$118,700


$110,590
$172,010


$163,220

Chemical Engineering

$67,868 $105,420 $158,800

Electrical Engineering

$67,550 $98,620 $149,040

Environmental Engineering

$59,133 $88,530 $130,120

Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

$60,327 $103,010 $160,510

Materials Science and Engineering

$68,358 $97,050 $148,840

Mechanical Engineering

$64,695 $89,800 $131,350

1: Figures from payscale.com, October 2017
2, 3: Figures from National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, United States Department of Labor, May 2016