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Top Engineering Schools by Salary Potential

Gallery-Top Engineering Schools by Salary Potential

Here are the top-ranking engineering schools ranked by expected salaries. The listings show early- and mid-career earnings potential for these top 20 engineering schools.

Every couple of years we take a look at the data that shows which engineering schools are producing graduates with the highest out-of-the-chute pay and mid-career compensation. Again, we turn to for the most recent data. This year we decided to look at the top 20 schools to offer a broader look at how engineering schools are stacking up pay-wise.

One of the interesting things about this survey is that it’s data-based with no subjective judgement calls. PayScale looks at its large pool of salary data to determine which schools have produced the highest paid engineers. Because of this, we’re seeing some institutions that we don’t always see topping the “best engineering schools” lists.

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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