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Engineering Average Salary in United States 2018

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in United States?

7,133 USD per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in United States typically earns around 7,133 USD per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in United States

25% of people earn
5,000 USD
or less
50% of people earn
6,250 USD
or less
75% of people earn
8,333 USD
or less
870 USD
6,250 USD
35,000 USD

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Engineering salaries in United States range between 870 USD per month (minimum salary) to 35,000 USD per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,250 USD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,250 USD while the other half are earning more than 6,250 USD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph, with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 5,000 USD while 75% of them are earning more than 5,000 USD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 8,333 USD while 25% of them are earning more than 8,333 USD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median, then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Engineering Salary Trend and Forecast in United States

How are Engineering salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average Engineering salary in United States in recent years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
6,683 USD
Average Salary 2016    +1%  
6,776 USD
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,966 USD
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
7,133 USD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering salaries in United States are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Engineering Average Hourly Wage in United States

37 USD per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in United States for Engineering is 37 USD. This means that the average person in United States earns approximatly 37 USD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage, the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison By Job Title (Average Monthly Salary)

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assembly Engineering Technician3,837 USD
Assistant Chief Engineer9,233 USD
Autocad Operator4,750 USD
Ceramics Engineer6,917 USD
Chief Engineer7,917 USD
Civil Engineer6,864 USD
Design Engineer6,733 USD
Drafter3,750 USD
Drilling Engineer8,333 USD
Electrical Engineer6,878 USD
Electrical Engineering Manager9,404 USD
Energy Engineer5,583 USD
Engineer7,358 USD
Engineering Technician6,616 USD
Environmental Engineer6,992 USD
Equipment Engineer35,000 USD
Equipment Engineering Manager7,708 USD
Field Engineer7,326 USD
Field Engineering Manager8,717 USD
Geotechnical Engineer6,716 USD
Highway Engineer4,083 USD
HVAC Engineering5,347 USD
Industrial Engineer6,704 USD
Instrumentation Engineer11,500 USD
Maintenance Engineer4,756 USD
Maintenance Manager4,333 USD
Manufacturing Engineer6,601 USD
Marine Engineer4,822 USD
Materials Engineer7,291 USD
Mechanical Engineer6,526 USD
Mechanical Engineering Manager9,557 USD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer8,158 USD
Planning Engineer6,333 USD
Principal Cost Engineer8,250 USD
Principal Engineer14,583 USD
Principal Support Engineer8,542 USD
Process Engineer7,083 USD
Product Development Engineer8,525 USD
Product Engineer6,178 USD
Production Engineer6,068 USD
Production Manager11,111 USD
Project Analyst7,083 USD
Project Engineer6,460 USD
Project Manager9,701 USD
Quality Assurance Engineer5,686 USD
Rail Engineering5,583 USD
Safety Engineer5,417 USD
Safety Manager5,000 USD
Sales Engineer8,885 USD
Senior Electrical Engineer7,509 USD
Senior Sales Engineer10,292 USD
Structural Designer6,667 USD
Transportation Engineer5,919 USD

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Salary Comparison By State (Average Monthly Salary)

StateAverage Salary
Alabama6,722 USD
Arizona7,881 USD
California7,925 USD
Colorado6,702 USD
Connecticut6,180 USD
District of Columbia6,946 USD
Florida6,339 USD
Georgia7,213 USD
Idaho6,250 USD
Illinois6,101 USD
Indiana5,650 USD
Iowa6,167 USD
Kansas9,894 USD
Kentucky5,938 USD
Louisiana7,713 USD
Maryland6,818 USD
Massachusetts7,887 USD
Michigan6,824 USD
Minnesota6,440 USD
Mississippi4,289 USD
Missouri6,089 USD
Nebraska4,753 USD
Nevada4,870 USD
New Jersey7,748 USD
New Mexico4,971 USD
New York6,825 USD
North Carolina6,580 USD
North Dakota7,861 USD
Ohio7,333 USD
Oklahoma8,392 USD
Oregon6,053 USD
Pennsylvania7,008 USD
Rhode Island6,392 USD
South Carolina5,310 USD
Tennessee6,732 USD
Texas8,049 USD
Utah7,148 USD
Virginia7,905 USD
Washington6,714 USD
West Virginia6,542 USD
Wisconsin6,195 USD

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