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. 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 $62,459 $92,970 $142,610
Civil Engineering National Labor Stats $59,058 $91,790 $138,110
Computer Engineering Computer Hardware Engineers

Software Developers, Systems Software
$73,228


$70,322
$119,650


$111,780
$176,900


$164,150
Chemical Engineering National Labor Stats $68,500 $112,430 $169,080
Electrical Engineering National Labor Stats $67,684 $99,580 $150,340
Environmental Engineering National Labor Stats $58,766 $91,180 $134,060
Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences National Labor Stats $69,598 $103,710 $160,320
Materials Science and Engineering National Labor Stats $68,529 $98,610 $149,860
Mechanical Engineering National Labor Stats $64,819 $91,500 $133,900

1: Figures from payscale.com, October 2018
2, 3: Figures from National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, United States Department of Labor, May 2017