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Engineer Salary is the nation's leading and most comprehensive salary source for engineers and engineering managers. The Engineering Salary Calculator enables engineering professionals to survey, compare and stay up to date with the latest engineer salary information - delineated by engineering job function, experience, skills, education and industry sector - for over 400 cities and locations throughout the United States. Engineer salary is impacted by a variety of factors, and many engineering salary categories are updated daily - so be sure to check back regularly.
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Engineering salaries vary significantly by specialization. Petroleum Engineers are the highest paid, with a median salary of $123,900. Industrial Engineers are the lowest paid, with a median salary of $86,100. The greatest rate of wage increase has been for Hardware Engineers, with a current median salary of $118,700. The graph below lists average salaries for the most popular engineering disciplines.

Engineer Salary Averages by Discipline
 Petroleum Engineers $123,900 
 Hardware Engineers $118,700 
 Software Engineers $115,200 
 Nuclear Engineers $106,800 
 Chemical Engineers $106,100 
 Electrical Engineers $101,800 
 Marine Engineers $100,500 
 Materials Engineers $99,300 
 Aerospace Engineers $98,300 
 Mechanical Engineers $92,900 
 Biomedical Engineers $90,300 
 Civil Engineers $88,400 
 Environmental Engineers $87,600 
 Industrial Engineers $86,100 

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Engineer salary information is presented using the latest wage and compensation data compiled from technology companies located throughout the United States, and calculates the engineering salary result from over 820,000 salary records. Many categories of the engineering salary calculator are updated daily as new compensation data is added to our engineer salary database. Engineering salaries are tracked for over 400 cities and regions throughout the United States. The engineering salary calculator provides a base salary (annual salary less benefits, starting bonus, performance bonus and other incentives), and enables engineers, research engineers, scientists, engineering and technical managers to survey and evaluate averaged salaries of their peers for multiple engineering and technical disciplines - by specific level of experience, education, engineering concentration, geographic location and other variables, including Secret clearance or Top Secret clearance.

Engineer salary data changes frequently (in some case daily), as records are added, updated or expire. This engineering salary survey enables engineers and engineering managers to accurately survey and compare their income with matching profiles of other similar professionals in the same location, and is used to perform a salary survey comparison for different technical disciplines and locations. The Engineering Salary Calculator is constantly changing, and offers users an up to the minute, real-time salary survey of engineering and technical salaries throughout the nation.

Engineer Salary tracks engineering employment projections and current salary trends for several major engineering categories, with an emphasis on Aerospace Engineer Salaries, Biomedical Engineer Salaries, Civil Engineer Salaries, Electrical Engineer Salaries, Hardware Engineer Salaries, Materials Engineer Salaries, Mechanical Engineer Salaries, RF Engineer Salaries, and Software Engineer Salaries. engineering salaries represent the latest salary information from American based technology companies that employ engineers, scientists and engineering or technical managers. is the nation's leading and most trusted source of engineering salary data for engineers specializing in Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Software Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Hardware Engineering, RF Engineering, Semiconductors, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Microelectronics Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Optical Engineering, Optics and Physics. is an accurate, current source to perform a detailed salary survey of multiple engineering and technical disciplines by location - to compare competitive salaries. See "How It Works" for a detailed explanation and site demographics.

Engineering salaries are tracked for engineers, scientists, engineering and technical managers at all levels of experience working in: Aerospace, Automation, Robotics, Automotive, Biotechnology, Business Machines, Capital Equipment, Chemicals, Civil, Composites, Computer, Computer Mainframe, Computer Hardware, Enterprise Server, Computer & PC workstations, Computer Server, Supercomputer, Computer Peripherals, Consumer Products, Networking, Defense, Electronics, Energy, Environmental Health & Safety, Extractive Industries, Food, Forensic Engineering, Government, Digital Imaging, Video, Industrial Process Controls, Instrumentation, Intellectual Property, Patent Services, Machinery/Machine Tools, Materials Science, Manufacturing Durable, Manufacturing Nondurable, Medical Products, Metals, Motion Control, Nanotechnology, Paper Products, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Plastic, Power Generation Equipment, Process, Distribution, Logistics, Research & Development, R&D, Antennas, RF Components, Microwave, RF High Frequency, VLF, VHF, UHF, SHF, Wireless LAN & WAN, WiMax, Bluetooth, Semiconductors, ASIC, FPGA, RFIC, embedded software design, end user software, middleware, multimedia, open systems, software operating systems OS, BIOS, Radar, Electronic Warfare, Algorithms, DSP, Digital Signal Processing DSP, digital design, analog design, telecom, C4ISR, C3I, C4I, JTRS, SIGINT, ELINT, CRYPTO, FISNT, cryptanalysis and COMINT.

Engineering salaries are tracked for all states including: AL Alabama AK Alaska AZ Arizona AR Arkansas CA California CO Colorado CT Connecticut DE Delaware DC District of Columbia FL Florida GA Georgia HI Hawaii ID Idaho IL Illinois IN Indiana IA Iowa KS Kansas KY Kentucky LA Louisiana ME Maine MD Maryland MA Massachusetts MI Michigan MN Minnesota MS Mississippi MO Missouri MT Montana NE Nebraska NV Nevada NH New Hampshire NJ New Jersey NM New Mexico NY New York NC North Carolina ND North Dakota OH Ohio OK Oklahoma OR Oregon PA Pennsylvania RI Rhode Island SC South Carolina SD South Dakota TN Tennessee TX Texas UT Utah VT Vermont VA Virginia WA Washington WV West Virginia WI Wisconsin WY Wyoming. Some engineering compensation data for sparsely populated states may be derived from neighboring states or regions.

Engineer Salary accurately tracks, compares, surveys and reports engineering salaries for responsibilities, titles, positions and classifications including: Engineer, Senior Engineer, Lead Engineer, Principal Engineer, Chief Engineer, Applications Engineer, Sales Engineer, Field Engineer, Project Leader, Product Architect, Systems Architect, Program Manager, Product Manager, Engineering Site Manager, Engineering Manager, Engineering Program Director, Engineering Director, Director of Engineering, Chief Technical Officer, CTO, VP, Vice President Engineering , Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Lead Software Engineer, Software Architect, Electrical Engineer, Firmware Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Computer Engineer, Hardware Engineer, Chief Hardware Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Environmental Engineer, RF Engineer, Senior RF Engineer, Principal RF Engineer, RF Designer, RF Engineering Manager, Chemical Engineer and Manufacturing Engineer. The engineering salary calculator tracks engineering salaries for most high tech industries in the United States. Engineering salaries outside of the United States are not reported, because credible sources of data are not currently available to

Engineer Salary Calculator is the definitive, trusted national source for accurate engineering and technical salary information in the United States, and provides the widest and most comprehensive range of options to accurately determine competitive individual contributor and engineering management salaries - using the latest, most accurate wage and salary information updated daily. Salary data is presented as a specific dollar amount based on user selection of variables, computed in real-time from our database, rather than an estimated range. Our engineering salary data for many cities and regions updates hourly, based on records added to the database.

Some companies require engineers to have DOD security clearances: Secret, Top Secret, Top Secret SCI, Top Secret EBI, Top Secret Poly, Top Secret Full Scope, TS/EBI, TS/SBI, TS/SCI, SCI accesses, ISSA Lifestyle Poly, Top Secret SSBI, Top Secret CISP, Top Secret SAP, TS/SSBI, Top Secret SCI full scope polygraph, Top Secret STN TS/STN, DOE Q, DOE L, DOJ-NACI. The engineering salary calculator tracks wage differentials for engineers and engineering managers with active Department of Defense Secret and Top Secret clearance at all experience levels. Top Secret clearance is reported collectively as one category, because records do not detail accesses above Top Secret. Engineers and Engineering Managers with security clearances exceeding Top Secret should add a small percentage to the salary amount returned by the salary calculator.'s salary survey is a powerful tool custom designed exclusively for engineering professionals, allowing you to quickly and accurately evaluate your current salary against your peers nationwide, and generate a personalized salary survey report from a trusted salary source since 2000. The salary survey helps engineers identify, stay current with and fully understand market trends relative to salary and compensation -- and allows engineers to review average salary paid to other engineers by industry competitive high technology companies (across a wide range of technical industries and services} throughout the United States. EngineerSalary is used by engineering managers and human resources departments nationally to survey, understand and develop strategies for competitive salaries during the hiring process, and to evaluate how their location, required years of experience and specified technical skills impact what they need to offer to stay competitve. offers thousands of the latest engineering jobs from U.S. high tech companies throughout the country, and a wide range of other career resources for the user. Users can sort and review jobs by keywords and geographic locations, and send their resume or CV directly to the hiring company. Career resources are available to assist the candidate with all aspects of securing technical employment, including career advice and tutorials.

All engineering jobs are updated daily, and display the employer. Candidate contact with the hiring company remains completely confidential. We do not support blind employment ads on Our policy is that the candidate should always be allowed to make an informed employment decision, and be able to research the company prior to submitting a resume. Unlike recruiters, we feel the candidate should know in advance where his or her resume is going (by company name). Full disclosure is required at for all employment advertising.'s Engineering Jobs section by state is updated daily, to present a large selection of the latest engineering and technical opportunities available from high technology engineering and technical companies throughout the United States. Defense sector companies may require an existing Secret or Top Secret clearance for candidate consideration.