Engineering salaries are ticking upward, according to a study and survey compilation by Randstad Engineering. In addition to Randstad’s research, the study includes data from The Society of Human Resource Management, Mercer, and Aon Hewitt.
Mercer’s data indicated that 99% of 1,500 participating companies expect to raise engineering salaries in 2015. A hearty 68% intend to do so to ward off competition. The raises range from 1% to as much as 4.8% for top employees deserving of merit increases. The average base pay raise over the past five years was in the 2.7% to 2.9% range. The study also pointed to salary improvement as the most-cited reason for engineers to leave one job for another.
Here's a look at the average salaries -- low, medium, and high -- for individual engineering disciplines.
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Salaries are about 10% higher on the West Coast.
- Low $73,323
- Mid $80,902
- High $90,697
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Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 15 years, 12 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.
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