Most commercial engineers list "hvac," "technical support," and "technical training" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important commercial engineer responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a commercial engineer. We found that 50.7% of commercial engineers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 13.6% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most commercial engineers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every six commercial engineers were not college graduates.
Those commercial engineers who do attend college, typically earn either a electrical engineering degree or a mechanical engineering degree. Less commonly earned degrees for commercial engineers include a business degree or a engineering degree.
When you're ready to become a commercial engineer, you might wonder which companies hire commercial engineers. According to our research through commercial engineer resumes, commercial engineers are mostly hired by Rockwell Automation, Austin Industries, and Cleveland-Cliffs. Now is a good time to apply as Rockwell Automation has 4 commercial engineers job openings, and there are 1 at Austin Industries and 1 at Cleveland-Cliffs.
If you're interested in companies where commercial engineers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Digital Intelligence Systems, Intelsat, and San Antonio Shoe. We found that at Digital Intelligence Systems, the average commercial engineer salary is $107,142. Whereas at Intelsat, commercial engineers earn roughly $102,914. And at San Antonio Shoe, they make an average salary of $84,444.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a commercial engineer include Qualcomm, Motorola Solutions, and Lockheed Martin. These three companies were found to hire the most commercial engineers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
In general, commercial engineers fulfill roles in the manufacturing and technology industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the commercial engineer annual salary is the highest in the technology industry with $82,044 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the energy and telecommunication industries pay $81,544 and $80,719 respectively. This means that commercial engineers who are employed in the technology industry make 12.4% more than commercial engineers who work in the manufacturing Industry.