Facts about Engineering Salary, Experience and Education

January 31st, 2013

The number of engineering jobs is on a constant rise, as are their salaries.  Interested in pursuing the field of engineering? Here’s some things you should consider…

Engineers are enjoying salary increases “according to the newly released 2013 Salary Guides from Robert Half International, U.S. starting salaries for technology positions in the coming year will show the largest increases among all fields researched — an average of 5.3 percent,” says prnewswire.com

Experience always helps.  From an article on asme.org, “The median income of full-time salaried respondents increased regularly from $55,000 for those with less than one year of experience to $127,800 for those with 25 years of experience or more.”  In March 2012, usnews.com interviewed a recent engineering graduate in the article where one executive director of the National Society of Professional Engineers says “first jobs don’t require an engineering license; indeed, a license, which means at least four years of experience before sitting for an exam, is not needed for most engineering jobs. But licensure is crucial for career advancement and top pay several years down the road.”

Education is always important.  Asme.org also says that “full-time salaried respondents holding doctoral degrees in engineering have a median income of $116,000. Those with an M.S. in engineering earn a median of $95,576. Finally, those with a B.S. in engineering earn a median income of $85,900. Those holding a doctorate in engineering earn a median 35% more than those with a B.S. in engineering.”

See which engineering grad schools had the best ranking according to U.S. News & World Report: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-engineering-schools/eng-rankings

-Maricela Ramirez
Social Media Intern
Ryzen Solutions

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