Is the cost of this degree worth the salary it leads to?

After graduation, mechanical engineering-related technology graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $96,641, while the bottom 20% make closer to $44,918. The median grad salary is $65,886.

Mechanical Engineering-Related Technology graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering-related technology is $59,141, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $58,008.

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

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Wage Range Median Wage

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