The salary statistics of engineers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of engineers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of engineers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The engineers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for engineers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) engineers is $147,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,670. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 165% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of engineers from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of engineers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for engineers occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $114,180. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $67,230).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Finance and Insurance|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
|Educational Services|| |
The average annual salary of engineer related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Computer Hardware Engineers|| |
|Aerospace Engineers|| |
|Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)|| |
|Chemical Engineers|| |
|Electrical and Electronics Engineers|| |
|Electrical Engineers|| |
|Biomedical Engineers|| |
|Environmental Engineers|| |
|Civil Engineers|| |
|Agricultural Engineers|| |