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Engineering Salaries (Annual Base Pay)

  National Average1 Current Rates
Job Title
Engineering Manager $89,853   $91,646   $94,070   $98,116   sign-up now
Software Engineer/Programmer 3 $78,719   $82,300   $84,982   $87,680   sign-up now
System Architect/Engineer 3 $79,719   $85,763   $99,911   $91,859   sign-up now
Electrical Engineer 3 $72,775   $74,363   $75,102   $71,670   sign-up now
Electrical/Electronics Technician 2 $42,657   $43,599   $45,965   $43,667   sign-up now
Mechanical Engineer 3 $66,286   $64,586   $64,817   $65,840   sign-up now
Chemical Engineer 3 $75,783   $84,492   $85,405   $68,350   sign-up now
Industrial Engineer 3 $64,718   $65,488   $60,418   $61,799   sign-up now
Manufacturing Engineer 3 $61,589   $64,717   $69,418   $61,799   sign-up now
Designer 3 $54,452   $57,216   $57,879   $56,783   sign-up now
Drafter 3 $45,979   $46,019   $43,835   $43,481   sign-up now
Laboratory Technician 2 $34,570   $37,348   $39,458   $39,361   sign-up now
Civil Engineer 3 $70,100   $67,963   $66,096   $68,336   sign-up now
Environmental Scientist $66,547   $67,666   $69,659   $69,034   sign-up now
Surveyor $59,657   $63,839   $69,103   $65,989   sign-up now
Rod Operator $24,102   $26,389   $28,423   $33,560   sign-up now

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1Source: WageAccess® Compensation and Benefits Survey, the engineering salary data from the WageAccess® Compensation Survey is provided as a historical sample of data that has been collected through the salary survey over the past five years. These positions, along with other popular engineering salary survey positions can be found in the WageAccess® Compensation Survey results.



Engineering Salaries last updated October 2013

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