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  • $81,752
  • 3.2
  • Mechanical Engineering
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How much does an Engineer make in the United States?

Average Engineer Yearly Salary in the United States

Engineers earn an average yearly salary of $81,752. Salaries typically start from $37,543 and go up to $128,846.

Average Engineer Hourly Wage in the United States

Engineers earn an average hourly wage of $39.30. Hourly wages typically start from $18.05 and go up to $61.95.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

90%
Full-Time
10%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.3
SCORE
3598
RATINGS
Engineers average a score of 3.3 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Engineers in the 81th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Engineer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Engineer Earnings

The highest earning Engineers in the United States earn:

$61.95
an hour
$128,846.0
per year
Senior Engineer Earnings

Senior Engineers in the United States earn:

$48.58
an hour
$101,038.0
per year
Experienced Engineer Earnings

Experienced Engineers in the United States earn:

$37.23
an hour
$77,446.2
per year
Junior Engineer Earnings

Junior Engineers in the United States earn:

$26.01
an hour
$54,095.9
per year
Starting Engineer Earnings

Starting Engineers in the United States earn:

$18.05
an hour
$37,543.4
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Engineer Salary Comparison

Engineers earn more than 37% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Product Safety Engineer Salary $90k
Electrical Engineer Salary $89k
Water Engineer Salary $88k
Computer Systems Engineer Salary $87k
Software Quality Assurance Engineer Salary $83k
Engineer Salary $81k
Environmental Engineer Salary $81k
Biomedical Engineer Salary $80k
Industrial Engineer Salary $79k
Mechanical Engineer Salary $77k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Engineer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Engineer Salary in District of Columbia $53.70 $111,692.9 # 1
Engineer Salary in Alaska $53.38 $111,038.3 # 2
Engineer Salary in Maryland $50.22 $104,454.2 # 3
Engineer Salary in Colorado $49.28 $102,501.5 # 4
Engineer Salary in California $48.64 $101,173.0 # 5
Engineer Salary in Texas $48.45 $100,772.7 # 6
Engineer Salary in Virginia $48.44 $100,749.5 # 7
Engineer Salary in Alabama $47.15 $98,075.4 # 8
Engineer Salary in Delaware $47.02 $97,808.6 # 9
Engineer Salary in Massachusetts $47.02 $97,802.7 # 10
Engineer Salary in New Mexico $46.93 $97,618.5 # 11
Engineer Salary in Washington $46.83 $97,416.8 # 12
Engineer Salary in Connecticut $46.20 $96,105.8 # 13
Engineer Salary in New Jersey $45.75 $95,168.9 # 14
Engineer Salary in New York $45.34 $94,311.6 # 15
Engineer Salary in Rhode Island $44.01 $91,551.0 # 16
Engineer Salary in Minnesota $43.78 $91,066.4 # 17
Engineer Salary in Nevada $43.69 $90,866.3 # 18
Engineer Salary in Oregon $43.49 $90,469.2 # 19
Engineer Salary in Idaho $43.34 $90,147.6 # 20
Engineer Salary in Illinois $43.11 $89,669.9 # 21
Engineer Salary in New Hampshire $42.93 $89,295.8 # 22
Engineer Salary in Pennsylvania $42.80 $89,016.6 # 23
Engineer Salary in Louisiana $42.78 $88,988.5 # 24
Engineer Salary in Arizona $42.70 $88,821.9 # 25
Engineer Salary in North Carolina $42.08 $87,530 # 26
Engineer Salary in West Virginia $41.52 $86,359.2 # 27
Engineer Salary in Wyoming $41.47 $86,250.5 # 28
Engineer Salary in Oklahoma $41.17 $85,628.5 # 29
Engineer Salary in Michigan $41.15 $85,600.3 # 30
Engineer Salary in Utah $41.08 $85,442.3 # 31
Engineer Salary in Hawaii $41.05 $85,393.8 # 32
Engineer Salary in Ohio $40.84 $84,940.3 # 33
Engineer Salary in South Carolina $40.73 $84,719.6 # 34
Engineer Salary in Mississippi $40.63 $84,512.4 # 35
Engineer Salary in Georgia $40.56 $84,371.1 # 36
Engineer Salary in Kansas $40.47 $84,183.8 # 37
Engineer Salary in Florida $40.39 $84,007.2 # 38
Engineer Salary in Missouri $40.09 $83,384.6 # 39
Engineer Salary in Tennessee $40.02 $83,250 # 40
Engineer Salary in North Dakota $39.35 $81,857.0 # 41
Engineer Salary in United States $39.30 $81,752.1 # 42
Engineer Salary in Maine $39.13 $81,386.3 # 43
Engineer Salary in Vermont $38.97 $81,048.2 # 44
Engineer Salary in Iowa $38.34 $79,756.4 # 45
Engineer Salary in Nebraska $38.31 $79,684.6 # 46
Engineer Salary in Wisconsin $37.92 $78,877.1 # 47
Engineer Salary in Kentucky $37.86 $78,741.9 # 48
Engineer Salary in South Dakota $37.77 $78,570 # 49
Engineer Salary in Montana $37.69 $78,400.9 # 50
Engineer Salary in Indiana $36.34 $75,597.4 # 51
Engineer Salary in Arkansas $35.92 $74,718.4 # 52
Engineer Salary in Guam $31.07 $64,618 # 53
Engineer Salary in Puerto Rico $27.20 $56,570 # 54

Career Attributes

  • $81,752
  • 3.2
  • Mechanical Engineering
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