Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.

After graduation, biological systems engineering graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $112,077, while the bottom 20% make closer to $28,551. The median grad salary is $56,568.

Biological Systems Engineering graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in biological systems engineering is $53,243, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $61,783.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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