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Engineering Salaries and Jobs Keep Growing

<p>Time to review engineering salaries. This year, as we look at new Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data for engineering salaries, we’re comparing salaries to last year’s numbers. We’re also passing along the number of projected engineering jobs for each discipline.</p><p>BLS projects growth in engineering jobs through the next decade. For the engineering profession as a whole, BLS projects 139,300 new jobs during the coming 10 years. The total number of current engineering jobs is 1,681,000.</p><p>The average salary for an engineer is $91,010. The average across all engineering disciplines may not be particularly meaningful. The following slides show the average salaries for individual engineering disciplines.</p><p>(Image source: purdueonlineengineering.com)</p>
In the middle of an economic boom, we’re seeing engineering jobs and salaries continuing to expand, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 17 years, 15 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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