Engineer Salary in Sector of Information

The salary statistics of engineers in the industry sector of information are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare engineer salaries in different industries within the information sector.

Average Annual Salary of Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,740
25th Percentile Wage
$75,730
50th Percentile Wage
$93,940
75th Percentile Wage
$116,890
90th Percentile Wage
$139,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineers in the industry sector of information. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) engineers is $139,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid engineers is $64,740.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of engineers in the industry sector of information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201693,9400.68%10.55%
201593,3003.49%-
201490,0402.41%-
201387,8704.37%-
201284,030--

Compare Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of engineers in 21 industries in the information sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for engineer occupations is the other information services industry with an annual salary $118,920. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers industry (annual salary $82,850). For detailed engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Information Services
$118,920
Other Information Services
$118,920
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$111,610
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$110,600
Software Publishers
$108,850
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$106,270
Satellite Telecommunications
$103,900
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
$102,310
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$98,310
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$98,310
Sound Recording Industries
$96,860
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$95,890
Television Broadcasting
$92,700
Telecommunications
$92,460
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$92,050
Other Telecommunications
$91,680
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$90,840
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$88,610
Newspaper Publishers
$86,390
Radio Broadcasting
$84,070
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$82,850

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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