2021 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 $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. Become an engineer today or advance your career with an online graduate certificate. So how much do engineers make?

Engineering Salaries
Industry BLS Stats Mean Entry-Level Salary1 Mean Annual Salary2 Top 10 Percent3
Biomedical Engineering National Labor Stats $62,328 $98,340 $149,440
Chemical Engineering National Labor Stats $68,031 $114,820 $168,960
Civil Engineering National Labor Stats $58,840 $95,440 $144,810
Computer Engineering Computer Hardware Engineers

Software Developers, Systems Software
$75,376


$70,115
$126,140


$114,270
$192,110


$170,100
Construction Management National Labor Stats $58,076 $107,260 $169,070
Electrical Engineering National Labor Stats $67,593 $105,990 $159,520
Environmental Engineering National Labor Stats $57,733 $96,890 $144,670
Electrical Engineering Technology / Mechatronics Recruiter   $86,6904 $133,2804
Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences National Labor Stats $69,879 $100,140 $156,270
Geospatial Science and Technology National Labor Stats $57,221 $72,420 $108,890
Materials Science and Engineering National Labor Stats $67,303 $100,550 $154,340
Mechanical Engineering National Labor Stats $63,527 $95,560 $141,060
Mechanical Engineering Technology National Labor Stats   $99,310 $154,720
Surveying Engineering National Labor Stats $32,385 $70,260 $109,010

1: Figures from payscale.com, accessed June 2021
2, 3: Figures from National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, United States Department of Labor, dated May 2020
4: Mechatronics figures from Recruiter.com for Private Sector, accessed June 2021