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2023 Engineering Salary

There are about 438,412 students enrolled in Engineering in the USA.

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Going to college is an important investment for most students. It's critical to ensure you justify your cash outlay. With that in mind, we hope the following career and earnings facts help you in deciding your focus at college.

The average Engineering major earns a starting salary of $68,526 per year, which is the 22nd highest of any focus. After some experience in their careers, they for the most part earn anywhere between $48,921 and $108,386, but average near $72,147. To put it in context, that is 87% over the nation wide average.

The most popular job for an Engineering graduate is Engineer, which for the most part earn close to $59,000; next are Senior Software Engineer and Senior Engineer, which by and large earn near $82,000 and $75,000 respectively.

New England has the highest grossing Engineering graduates. WA has the most well paid Engineering graduates of any state. The best paid conference for Engineering graduates is North Atlantic Conference.

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