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Working As An Engineer

  • $74,022

    Average Salary

What Does An Engineer Do

An Engineer is a person who designs, builds, or maintains engines, machines, or public works. Some job titles for engineers include chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, and computer engineers.

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Engineer Career Paths

Engineer
Mechanical Engineer Systems Engineer Senior Programmer Analyst
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Engineer Chief Engineer
Assistant Director Of Engineering
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Construction Manager
Commissioning Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Data Center Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Mechanical Engineer Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Operations Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Instructor Field Service Technician Field Engineer
Field Engineering Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager General Manager Regional Manager
Group Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Mechanical Engineer Manufacturing Engineer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Design Engineer Product Engineer
Product Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Engineer Program Manager Product Manager
Product Line Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Lead Technician Service Manager
Regional Service Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Design Engineer Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Senior Engineering Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Analyst Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Test Engineer
Test Engineering Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Engineering Manager Engineering Director
Vice President Of Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Principal Engineer 4.7 years
Staff Engineer 4.3 years
Senior Engineer 4.2 years
Service Engineer 3.3 years
Team Lead Engineer 3.3 years
Lead Engineer 3.3 years
Project Engineer 3.3 years
Systems Engineer 3.1 years
Field Engineer 3.0 years
Engineer 3.0 years
Solutions Engineer 2.7 years
Junior Engineer 2.1 years
Graduate Engineer 1.1 years
Top Careers Before Engineer
Internship 9.7%
Technician 5.4%
Consultant 4.2%
Manager 4.0%
Supervisor 3.1%
Top Careers After Engineer
Consultant 6.8%
Manager 6.1%
Owner 3.3%
Technician 2.9%

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Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

81.3%

Female

14.7%

Unknown

4.1%
Ethnicity

White

54.3%

Asian

15.5%

Hispanic or Latino

14.6%

Black or African American

10.2%

Unknown

5.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.6%

French

8.8%

Chinese

6.9%

German

6.6%

Mandarin

5.3%

Carrier

4.8%

Russian

4.7%

Japanese

4.4%

Arabic

3.8%

Portuguese

3.1%

Hindi

2.7%

Italian

2.5%

Korean

2.0%

Cantonese

1.7%

Ukrainian

1.2%

Polish

1.1%

Urdu

1.0%

Persian

0.7%

Romanian

0.6%

Greek

0.6%
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Engineer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

10.0%

Purdue University

7.8%

Pennsylvania State University

6.3%

Texas A&M University

6.2%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

5.6%

Arizona State University

5.5%

Northeastern University

5.3%

Rochester Institute of Technology

4.9%

University of Houston

4.9%

University of Florida

4.8%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.8%

University of Texas at Austin

4.7%

San Jose State University

4.0%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.9%

Wayne State University

3.6%

University of Southern California

3.6%

Drexel University

3.6%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

3.5%

West Virginia University

3.5%

Iowa State University

3.5%
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Majors

Mechanical Engineering

17.7%

Electrical Engineering

17.7%

Business

11.2%

Computer Science

8.4%

Civil Engineering

6.8%

Engineering

5.3%

Chemical Engineering

3.7%

Computer Engineering

3.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.0%

Information Technology

2.9%

Computer Information Systems

2.8%

Management

2.3%

Industrial Engineering

2.0%

Computer Networking

2.0%

Industrial Technology

1.9%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.9%

Drafting And Design

1.8%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.7%

Aerospace Engineering

1.6%

Project Management

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.2%

Masters

25.3%

Other

17.7%

Associate

7.1%

Doctorate

3.7%

Certificate

3.5%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.2%
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Engineer Videos

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Mechanical Engineer: Expectations vs. Reality

A Day in the Life of an Engineer (Real Footage, Not Propaganda)

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Real Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Engineer Okaya Ashburn, VA Jun 11, 2019 $125,220
Engineer IV Melbourne It DBS, Inc. Ashburn, VA Nov 17, 2010 $111,315
SAP Bods Engineer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $96,000
Cybersecurity Engineer Visa Technology & Operations LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 02, 2019 $95,888 -
$111,434
Cybersecurity Engineer Visa Technology & Operations LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 24, 2019 $95,888 -
$127,100
Cybersecurity Engineer Visa Technology & Operations LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 31, 2019 $95,888 -
$127,100
Cybersecurity Engineer Visa Technology & Operations LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 23, 2019 $95,888 -
$127,100
Cloud Engineer CNET Global Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Aug 01, 2019 $93,933
AWS Engineer Moxie It Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 10, 2018 $92,400
Engineer II Melbourne It DBS, Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 09, 2010 $87,947
Cybersecurity Engineer Visa Technology & Operations LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 07, 2019 $84,677 -
$127,100
Oracle ADF Engineer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Jun 01, 2017 $84,000
Engineer I KLS Engineering, LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 27, 2018 $77,896
Assoc. Cybersecurity Engineer Visa Technology & Operations LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 09, 2019 $77,438 -
$105,400
Engineer Brillio LLC Ashburn, VA May 05, 2016 $77,000
Engineer Brillio LLC Ashburn, VA Jun 05, 2016 $77,000
Spec Eng-Ntwk ENG Verizon Services Corporation Ashburn, VA Jul 20, 2013 $75,000
BSS Engineer Viewsoft Inc. Ashburn, VA Nov 30, 2010 $70,346
Engineer I KLS Engineering, LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 27, 2015 $68,640
BSS Engineer Viewsoft Inc. Ashburn, VA Mar 04, 2010 $66,000
BSS Engineer Viewsoft Inc. Ashburn, VA Jun 03, 2010 $65,000
Engineer KLS Engineering LLC Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2013 $64,480
Engineer I KLS Engineering, LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 27, 2014 $60,958
Engineer KLS Engineering LLC Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2010 $59,030
Engineer KLS Engineering LLC Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2010 $58,240
Engineer 1 KLS Engineering LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 27, 2011 $55,120

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Top Skills for An Engineer

  1. Test Plans
  2. Safety
  3. Computer
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  • Developed laser reliability and lifetime test plans.
  • Developed and managed each facility's radiation safety program, including risk management of both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation sources.
  • Verified code for specific engine and operation parameters against standard and proprietary rocket computer models and experimental shock tube results.
  • Executed CAD file updates during migration to ensure compatibility with Windchill requirements.
  • Reviewed and deliberated newly engineered combat crafts and recommended future design improvements based on data analysis and visual assessments.

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Top 10 Best States for Engineers

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  2. Virginia
  3. California
  4. Arizona
  5. Idaho
  6. Utah
  7. Alaska
  8. Texas
  9. Massachusetts
  10. New Hampshire
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