College of Engineering

2019 Engineering Salary Statistics

Biomedical engineering research group.

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 $91,010 and the engineering field projects to have employment growth of nearly 140,000 new jobs over the next decade. The bottom line: it is well worth the time and effort it takes to become an engineer. So how much do engineers make?

Industry BLS Stats Median Entry-Level Salary1 Mean Annual Salary2 Top 10 Percent3
Biomedical Engineering National Labor Stats $62,630 $95,090 $144,350
Chemical Engineering National Labor Stats $68,690 $114,470 $169,770
Civil Engineering National Labor Stats $59,720 $93,720 $142,560
Computer Engineering Computer Hardware Engineers

Software Developers, Systems Software
$74,004


$71,551
$117,840


$114,000
$172,630


$166,960
Construction Management National Labor Stats $60,004 $101,000 $159,560
Electrical Engineering National Labor Stats $68,364 $101,600 $153,240
Environmental Engineering National Labor Stats $59,566 $92,640 $137,090
Electrical Engineering Technology / Mechatronics Recruiter   $86,6904 $133,2804
Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences National Labor Stats $61,033 $98,420 $151,030
Geospatial Science and Technology National Labor Stats $50,271 $68,340 $101,400
Materials Science and Engineering National Labor Stats $69,292 $96,930 $148,110
Mechanical Engineering National Labor Stats $64,956 $92,800 $136,550
Mechanical Engineering Technology National Labor Stats $46,704 $58,240 $85,430
Surveying Engineering National Labor Stats $49,585 $66,440 $102,220

1: Figures from payscale.com, May 2019
2, 3: Figures from National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, United States Department of Labor, May 2018
4: Mechatronics Figures from Recruiter.com for Private Sector, May 2019