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Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$79,000
$60,000
$79,000
$103,000
Did you know that the average engineer makes $79,392 per year? That's valued at $38.17 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $60,000 and $103,000, meaning engineers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most engineers find a job with technology and professional companies, while others work for retail, energy, and technology companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. California, Delaware and Maryland are the top states in the U.S. to pay engineers the highest salaries.
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Map of Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Engineer Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Delaware and Maryland, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

City
Average Salary
Englewood, CO
Englewood, CO
$83,613
$84k
Reston, VA
Reston, VA
$83,565
$84k
Troy, NY
Troy, NY
$80,324
$80k
Redmond, OR
Redmond, OR
$80,082
$80k

High Paying Engineer Jobs

Average Engineer Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Best Buy and Asana as they offer the highest salaries for engineers.

Company
Average Salary
$135,417
$135k
$132,509
$133k
$131,903
$132k
$128,219
$128k
$127,773
$128k
$127,702
$128k
$127,426
$127k
$126,534
$127k

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Engineer Salary History

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    Average Engineer Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that retail, energy, and technology companies tend to offer much higher salaries for engineers. For example, engineers make a whopping average salary of $86,632 while working for retail companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $81,661 at energy companies and $80,201 at technology companies. But engineers may want to avoid working in the finance industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $75,782.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Retail
    Retail
    $86,632
    $87k
    Energy
    Energy
    $81,661
    $82k
    Technology
    Technology
    $80,201
    $80k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $78,878
    $79k
    Automotive
    Automotive
    $76,751
    $77k
    Finance
    Finance
    $75,782
    $76k

    Engineer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for an engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Engineer Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
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    Engineer
    Engineer
    Engineer
    Woodinville, WA
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    10/31/2020
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    $70,626
    $70,626
    10/31/2020
    Cdot
    Cdot
    Engineer
    Engineer
    Engineer
    Grand Junction, CO
    Grand Junction, CO
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $75,864
    $75,864
    10/31/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Front End Engineer
    Front End Engineer
    Front End Engineer
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    Philadelphia, PA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $120,000
    $120,000
    10/29/2020
    Cortech LLC
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    Engineer (Energy Efficiency/Hvac)
    Engineer (Energy Efficiency/Hvac)
    Engineer (Energy Efficiency/Hvac)
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $100,176
    $100,176
    10/29/2020
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    Devsecops Engineer
    Devsecops Engineer
    Devsecops Engineer
    Plano, TX
    Plano, TX
    10/29/2020
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    $150,000
    $150,000
    10/29/2020
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    Java Engineer
    Austin, TX
    Austin, TX
    10/29/2020
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    $110,000
    $110,000
    10/29/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
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    Devsecops Engineer/170K
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $170,000
    $170,000
    10/29/2020
    Aerotek
    Aerotek
    Engineer-Local Candidates Needed
    Engineer-Local Candidates Needed
    Engineer-Local Candidates Needed
    Orlando, FL
    Orlando, FL
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $48,001
    $48,001
    10/28/2020
    Supervising Engineer/TDO
    Supervising Engineer/TDO
    Houston, TX
    Houston, TX
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $94,763
    $94,763
    10/28/2020
    Engineer
    Engineer
    Downe, NJ
    Downe, NJ
    10/28/2020
    10/28/2020
    $73,962
    $73,962
    10/28/2020