A New Look at Engineering Salaries by Discipline

The University of Michigan offers a report on engineering salaries for bachelor’s and master’s degrees by engineering degree.
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     US engineering salaries remain strong, which isn’t surprising given the strong economy. Here’s a look into engineering salaries by discipline. This salary report comes from the Engineering Career Resource Center at the University of Michigan.

    The results for many of these disciplines includes salaries for master’s degrees graduates as well as those with bachelor’s degrees. We also show median salaries as well as the salary range for the discipline.

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    Aerospace Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $70,000

    Range: $59,000 - $87,500

     

                Master’s Degree:

    Median: $82,500

    Range: $75,500 - $102,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Automotive Engineering

               

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: $80,000

    Range: $70,000 - $100,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Biomedical Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $70,000

    Range: $60,000 - $82,625

               

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: 75,250

    Range: $60,000 - $108,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Chemical Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $70,656

    Range: $31,200 - $102,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Civil Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $64,758

    Range: $54,000 - $75,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

     

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    Computer Hardware Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $77,200

    Range: $60,000 - $120,000

     

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: $110,500

    Range: $64,000 - $140,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Computer Software Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $100,000

    Range: $48,000 - $162,000

     

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: $108,500

    Range: $55,000 - $170,000   

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Data Science

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median:$95,000

    Range: $70,000 - $121,500

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Electrical Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $71,000

    Range: $31,200 - $95,000

     

    Master’s degree:

    Median: $85,000

    Range: $63,000 - $110,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Environmental Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $60,000

    Range: $57,000 - $70,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • Industrial & Operations Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $71,656

    Range: $53,000 - $120,000

     

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: $85,000

    Range: $54,000 - $140,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Manufacturing Engineering

     

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: $76,250

    Range: $63,000 - $90,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Materials Science & Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $66,750

    Range: $45,000 - $82,000

     

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: $82,900

    Range: $72,500 - $110,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

     

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    Mechanical Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $70,000

    Range: $52,500 - $110,000

     

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: $82,000

    Range: $60,000 - $120,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering

     

    Bachelor’s Degree:

    Median: $60,000

    Range: $55,000 - $90,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Robotics Engineering

     

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: $111,000

    Range: $80,000 - $160,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    tructural Engineering

     

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: $65,000

    Range: $61,000 - $76,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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    Space Engineering

     

    Master’s Degree:

    Median: $79,000

    Range: $38,400 - $95,000

     

    (Image source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 19 years, 17 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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