eGFI - Dream Up the Future Sign-up for The Newsletter  For Teachers Online Store Contact us Search
Read the Magazine
What's New?
Explore eGFI
Engineer your Path About eGFI
Autodesk - Change Your World
Overview E-tube Trailblazers Student Blog
  • Tag Cloud

  • What’s New

  • Pages

  • RSS RSS

  • RSS Comments

  • Archives

  • Meta

Engineering Career Facts

career_facts

Career Outlook

More than 1.2 million engineers work in the United States today, making engineering the nation’s second-largest profession. According to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, engineering majors have the highest starting salaries of the graduating class of 2005.

Salaries for chemical engineering graduates, who earn $53,639, are up 2.1% from last year. Civil engineering graduates posted a stronger increase of 4.1%, raising their average offer to $43,774. Computer engineering graduates saw a 1.8 percent increase to their average salary offer, raising it to $52,242, and electrical engineering grads received a 1.3 percent increase, bumping their average offer to $51,773. The average salary offer to mechanical engineering graduates rose by 3.3 percent, pushing the average offer to $50,175. In general, starting pay for engineering majors averages at $49,672.

An engineering degree also opens doors to other careers. Many engineering graduates have moved into other professions such as medicine, law, and business where their engineering background has been a valuable asset.

Top Ten Benefits of an Engineering Career

Engineering Salary Information

Women and Engineering

Minorities and Engineering

2 Responses to “Engineering Career Facts”

  1. […] Engineering Career Facts […]

  2. The post on Engineering Career is very good thanks for the post. It is very informative and it has lot of information in it.

Comments or Questions?

By clicking the "Submit" button you agree to the eGFI Privacy Policy.