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Is Your Engineering Pay Growing? New Data From the Bureau of Labor Statistics Says Yes

Gallery-Is Your Engineering Pay Growing? New Data From the Bureau of Labor Statistics Says Yes

New Bureau of Labor Statistics research is released on engineering pay and job prospects. Looks good.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released new data on the outlook for engineering disciplines. The median annual wage for engineering occupations was $83,160 in 2020. It’s no surprise that the median annual wages for all engineering occupations were higher than the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy, which was $41,950.

The slides show the median wages and the overall job prospects for each engineering discipline.

The average growth per year for engineering jobs is 3%. Some engineering disciplines are growing beyond average – such as industrial engineers at 10% growth – while other disciplines – such as agricultural engineers at 2% growth – are expanding below average.

There is also a great disparity in engineering salaries. Aerospace engineers are earning the median pay of $118,610 per year, while the median pay for civil engineers is $88,570 per year.

Rob Spiegel has covered manufacturing for 19 years, 17 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include automation, supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cybersecurity. For 10 years, he was the owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

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