Your degree doesn’t dictate your future salary, but it is a strong indicator.

After graduation, engineering graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average.

Engineering graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in engineering is $58,127, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $73,581.

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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