Growth Arrives for Engineering Salaries

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released new data on engineering salaries and job prospects for the coming decade. It's good news.

Rob Spiegel

January 19, 2022

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The salaries of engineers have taken a step upwards since we last reported on wages by engineering discipline. The number of jobs is growing as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in engineering occupations is projected to grow 6% from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 146,000 new jobs are projected to be added.

A good portion of the projected job growth will come from services in demand in various areas such as the rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics.

The median annual wage for engineering occupations was $83,160 in May 2020, which was twice the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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