ENGINEER SALARY IN UNITED STATES

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Average gross salary for Engineer GROSS SALARY
US$ 82,274
Average net salary for Engineer NET SALARY
US$ 60,632
The most typical salary for Engineer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 63,225
  Updated: 28 Sep 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 26%
  Salary entries: 245

Average salary for Engineer in United States is US$ 82,274.

Average take home earning is US$ 60,632 (Net).

The most typical salary is US$ 63,225 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
7 % US$ 151,714
13 % US$ 121,855
29 % US$ 101,483
59 % US$ 73,205
85 % US$ 53,190
94 % US$ 43,239
98 % US$ 34,344
City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
Los Angeles US$ 84,990 15
Chicago US$ 81,222 13
Houston US$ 91,927 12
Washington DC US$ 79,666 12
New York City US$ 92,212 11
Detroit US$ 90,444 09
Denver US$ 80,171 07
Dallas US$ 69,478 07
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 241,666
03
205K US$ 200,000
03
185K US$ 182,800
05
155K US$ 151,714
07
145K US$ 142,500
02
135K US$ 130,050
04
125K US$ 121,855
09
115K US$ 113,250
08
105K US$ 101,483
29
95K US$ 92,636
11
85K US$ 82,119
28
75K US$ 73,205
35
65K US$ 63,225
38
55K US$ 53,190
27
45K US$ 43,239
22
35K US$ 34,344
09
25K US$ 25,152
05

  SALARY BY GENDER   ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 85,618 176
Women US$ 75,730 25
N/A US$ 72,616 44

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 105,777 09
Masters Degree US$ 92,979 64
Bachelors Degree US$ 79,377 139
Some College US$ 68,205 30
High School US$ 58,333 03

Engineer workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses US$ 105,777. While Engineer workers with High School education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 58,333. This is 81.33% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 112,526 38
16-20 Years US$ 104,187 08
12-16 Years US$ 120,466 15
8-12 Years US$ 84,404 28
4-8 Years US$ 76,396 42
2-4 Years US$ 69,258 34
1-2 Years US$ 59,169 35
0-1 Year US$ 72,067 45

Engineer workers in United States with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 12-16 Years of experience earn a gross average of US$ 120,466 compared to US$ 59,169 for their counterparts with 1-2 Years of experience. The difference between workers with 12-16 Years of experience and 1-2 Years is 103.60%.


  SALARY BY AGE   ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 150,000 01
63-68 US$ 95,000 02
57-62 US$ 138,777 09
51-56 US$ 103,600 10
45-50 US$ 96,812 16
39-44 US$ 96,857 14
33-38 US$ 94,370 22
27-32 US$ 78,822 68
22-26 US$ 68,081 50
16-21 US$ 61,500 08
Less US$ 100,000 01
N/A US$ 72,616 44
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 81,734 210
Contract US$ 93,042 20
Self Employed US$ 94,464 07
Part Time US$ 58,875 08
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  SALARY BY CITY   ENGINEER   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. San Jose Engineer in San Jose US$ 147,000 03
2. Arlington Engineer in Arlington US$ 129,675 03
3. Boston Engineer in Boston US$ 118,600 05
4. Seattle Engineer in Seattle US$ 104,400 05
5. Atlanta Engineer in Atlanta US$ 102,800 04
6. Philadelphia Engineer in Philadelphia US$ 96,666 03
7. New York City Engineer in New York City US$ 92,212 11
8. Houston Engineer in Houston US$ 91,927 12
9. Detroit Engineer in Detroit US$ 90,444 09
10. Oakland Engineer in Oakland US$ 87,666 03

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    ENGINEER

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Australia Australia Engineer in Australia US$ 87,500 AU$ 97,471 52
2. United States United States US$ 82,274 US$ 82,274 245
3. Canada Canada Engineer in Canada US$ 68,036 CA$ 74,000 90
4. United Kingdom United Kingdom Engineer in United Kingdom US$ 57,968 GBP 39,620 67
5. Russia Russia Engineer in Russia US$ 36,799 RUB 1,767,200 15
6. Mexico Mexico Engineer in Mexico US$ 30,118 MXN 512,427 21
7. China China Engineer in China US$ 28,729 CNY 183,210 46
8. India India Engineer in India US$ 14,579 INR 923,839 248

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(58/58)  SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHER


 Posted: 28 Sep 2020

Doctorate Degree, 1-2 years: "Researching new technologies for autonomous vehicle."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(57/58)  CIVIL ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Sep 2020

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Building roads, bridges, tunnels, paper work. Filling out reports and estimates."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(56/58)  ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 13 Sep 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "LabView Programming, Embedded Controller Systems design."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 120,000


(55/58)  FIELD ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Aug 2020

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Line and grade."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 56,000


(54/58)  SR QUALITY ENGINEER


 Posted: 08 Aug 2020

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "SPC, six sigma, ppap."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 120,000


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(53/58)  TRANSPORTATION PROJECT SPECIALIST


 Posted: 27 Jul 2020

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "I utilize project management software such as Primavera P6. I administer construction contracts, and I ensure proper documentation and payment. I am an EIT on track to become a professional engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 56,000


(52/58)  NUCLEAR ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Jul 2020

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "Nuclear engineering."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 103,000


(51/58)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 15 Jul 2020

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Full-stack engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 280,000


(50/58)  COMP SCI


 Posted: 25 May 2020

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Software Engineer at tech comp."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 200,000


(49/58)  QUALITY ENGINEER


 Posted: 18 Apr 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Defect review, root cause analysis."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 106,006


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(48/58)  GRADUATE ENGINEER


 Posted: 20 Feb 2020

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Contract Management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 40,000


(47/58)  CIVIL ENGINEER


 Posted: 13 Feb 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Designer and reviewing reports."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(46/58)  SITE RELIABILITY ENGINEER


 Posted: 17 Nov 2019

Some College, 1-2 years: "IT operations and Automation Engineering."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 83,000


(45/58)  SR. SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 12 Oct 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Automation and system enhancement."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 128,200


(44/58)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 14 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Execute and write code."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(43/58)  SOLID WASTE ENGINEER


 Posted: 02 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Design and engineer landfills."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 76,000


(42/58)  GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER


 Posted: 16 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Geotechnical engineer designing and monitoring deep foundations."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 88,000


(41/58)  SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER


 Posted: 16 Jul 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Designing simulation computer systems."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


(40/58)  ENERGY ENGINEER


 Posted: 01 Jul 2019

Some College, 8-12 years: "Renewable energies engineer, installation, maintenance and servicing - quoting and meeting clients, marketing for business."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 46,800


(39/58)  CONSTRUCTION MANAGER


 Posted: 27 May 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Management in construction."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 81,000


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(38/58)  PROJECT ENGINEER


 Posted: 21 May 2019

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Responsible for reviewing architectural drawings, structural drawings, Red Dot’s approval drawings and making technical business decisions on how Red Dot proceeds on an individual project."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 41,350


(37/58)  MECHANICAL


 Posted: 21 May 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Design and development of product for future and exisiting."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 83,000


(36/58)  ENGINEER


 Posted: 17 May 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Electrical engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 60,000


(35/58)  SENIOR SUPPLIER ENGINEER


 Posted: 30 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Develop suppliers for an OEM."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 125,000


(34/58)  ENGINEER


 Posted: 24 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Design air planes."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,020


(33/58)  WATER ENGINEER


 Posted: 13 Mar 2019

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Water and Wastewater treatment. Construction management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 75,000


(32/58)  TECHNICAL ENGINEER


 Posted: 05 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Create applications and generate reports for data analysis for internal company use as well as for clients."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 44,000


(31/58)  SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 27 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Software engineer in Computer Security - focus on automation and web development."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 130,000


(30/58)  CONTROLS ENGINEER


 Posted: 04 Feb 2019

Some College, 4-8 years: "Controls engineering at Manufacturing facilities."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


(29/58)  QUALITY ENGINEER


 Posted: 28 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Quality engineer for research and development."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


(28/58)  ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR


 Posted: 21 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Engineering supervisor at the gas company supporting system hydraulic planning."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 156,000


(27/58)  STRUCTURAL ENGINEER


 Posted: 31 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Structural Design and analysis."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 78,000


(26/58)  LEAD CUSTOMER APPLICATIONS ENGINEER


 Posted: 06 Dec 2018

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Oil and gas engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 130,200


(25/58)  SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Nov 2018

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Senior structural engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 85,000


(24/58)  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER


 Posted: 01 Sep 2018

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 67,248


(23/58)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 11 Aug 2018

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Software testing and making. Government contractor Es."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 75,000


(22/58)  ISP/OSP ENGINEER


 Posted: 08 Aug 2018

Some College, 4-8 years: "Field Survey, Underground facility engineering, Drafting, Cost Estimate, permitting."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 37,600


(21/58)  SYSTEMS ENGINEER


 Posted: 31 Jul 2018

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Support program management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(20/58)  CO2 CAPTURING


 Posted: 21 Jul 2018

Doctorate Degree, 0-1 year: "Environmental engineering, CO2 capturing."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 24,000


(19/58)  PROJECT MANAGER


 Posted: 20 Jul 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Estimating, managing project."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 73,000


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(18/58)  CIVIL ENGINEER


 Posted: 08 Jun 2018

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Project management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 145,000


(17/58)  CIVIL ENGINEER


 Posted: 09 May 2018

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Sure decelopment."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 60,000


(16/58)  ENGINEER


 Posted: 15 Apr 2018

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Drawing, design, analysis."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(15/58)  TEST ENGINEER


 Posted: 14 Mar 2018

Bachelors Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(14/58)  AUTONOMOUS DRIVING ENGINEER


 Posted: 19 Feb 2018

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Engineer in the advanced driver assistance technologies and autonomous driving space."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(13/58)  PROJECT MANAGER


 Posted: 17 Jan 2018

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Responsible for the management of construction projects."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 75,000


(12/58)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT


 Posted: 21 Dec 2017

Some College, 0-1 year: "Conducted mathematical models to help business understand business decisions."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 48,000


(11/58)  DESIGN ASSURANCE


 Posted: 25 Nov 2017

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Requirements & risk management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(10/58)  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY


 Posted: 17 Nov 2017

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Testing and ensuring the safety of products using math and physics."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 69,000


(9/58)  STRUCTURAL ENGINEER


 Posted: 07 Nov 2017

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Structural design engineering - Consulting Firm."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


(8/58)  ENGINEER


 Posted: 04 Nov 2017

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Electronics research and design."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 180,000


(7/58)  MANUFACTURING ENGINEER


 Posted: 18 Oct 2017

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Aerospace manufacturing engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 62,000


(6/58)  DESIGNER


 Posted: 09 Sep 2017

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Design CPU and DSP and Ring Bus and Memory PHY and Memory Subsystem."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 220,000


(5/58)  APPLICATION ENGINEER


 Posted: 08 Sep 2017

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Interface between customer and technical product."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 72,000


(4/58)  BALLOON WRANGLING ENGINEER


 Posted: 02 Aug 2017

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "I put strings on balloons and hold them still while people tie them down and stuff while they do the do and make the shiny."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


(3/58)  RESERVOIR ENGINEER


 Posted: 01 Aug 2017

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Evaluate reserves of Oil and Gas in a field and determine the financial feasibility of producing them, and finally optimizing the extraction plan for the most economical recovery."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 98,000


(2/58)  CONTROLS DESIGNER


 Posted: 23 Jul 2017

Some College, 20+ years: "Controls design for automation."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(1/58)  APPLICATION ENGINEER


 Posted: 08 Jul 2017

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Application engineering in semiconductor industry focusing on EBI."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


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