2022 Engineering Salary Statistics

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Engineers Get Top Pay

What is an engineering degree worth? Year after year, engineering jobs are paid the highest average starting salary. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) engineers have a median annual wage of $100,640 and the engineering field projects to have employment growth of 6 percent from 2020 to 2030—nearly 146,000 new jobs over the next decade.

One thing is certain: engineers will continue to play a major role in shaping the world of tomorrow. The bottom line: it is well worth the time and effort it takes to become an engineer. So how much do engineers make?

Engineering Salaries
Industry BLS Stats Mean Entry-Level Salary1 Mean Annual Salary2 Top 10 Percent3
Aerospace Engineering
National Labor Stats $86,034 $122,270 $168,370
Biomedical Engineering National Labor Stats $63,575 $101,020 $154,750
Chemical Engineering National Labor Stats $68,797 $121,840 $187,430
Civil Engineering National Labor Stats $59,892 $95,490 $133,320
Computer Engineering,
IT Engineer
Computer Hardware Engineers

Software Developers
$75,953


$70,115
$136,230


$120,990
$208,000


$168,570
Construction Management National Labor Stats $59,259 $108,210 $163,800
Electrical Engineering National Labor Stats $68,819 $107,890 $162,930
Engineering Management National Labor Stats $95,000 $158,970 $208,000
Environmental Engineering National Labor Stats $58,808 $100,220 $153,200
Electrical Engineering Technology Recruiter   $64,7104 $97,9404
Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences National Labor Stats $69,879 $100,450 $162,720
Geospatial Science and Technology National Labor Stats $58,562 $73,510 $103,450
Industrial Engineering,
Manufacturing Engineering
National Labor Stats $70,496 $95,200 $129,620
Materials Science and Engineering National Labor Stats $68,136 $101,950 $161,080
Mechanical Engineering National Labor Stats $64,682 $97,000 $136,210
Mechanical Engineering Technology National Labor Stats $69,097 $107,800 $164,690
Mechatronics Engineering,
Robotics Engineering
Payscale $80,735 $86,0001 $127,0001
Surveying Engineering,
Geospatial Engineering
National Labor Stats $78,810 $68,880 $101,240

1: Figures from payscale.com, accessed May 2022
2, 3: Figures from National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, United States Department of Labor, dated May 2021
4: Electrical Engineering Technology figures from Recruiter.com for Private Sector, accessed May 2022

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