Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
$60,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$103,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Best Buy
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does an engineer make?
The national average salary for an Engineer in the U.S. is $79,392 annually or $38.17 hourly. The top 10 percent make over $103,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $60,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Engineers. Some of the states with the best Engineer salaries are California, Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, and Alaska. The typical tenure for an Engineer is 3.3 years.
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Average Engineer Salary By Location

Across America, Engineers make on average $79,392 annually or $38.17 hourly. The top city when it comes to Engineer salaries is San Francisco, CA at $102,703 per year. The average entry-level salary in San Francisco, CA is $68,000. California, Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, and Alaska are the top 5 highest earning states for Engineers. On the other hand, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Arkansas report the lowest wages for Engineers.

Map of Engineer Salaries

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

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Average Engineer Salary By Company

Engineers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Best Buy and Asana are the highest paying companies. Companies like eBay and Costco Wholesale also pay high salaries to their 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

Average Engineer Pay By Industry

Engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. By looking at our data, we can see that Finance companies, Retail companies, and Energy companies pay their Engineers well. Finance companies pay their Engineers the highest wages, averaging $85,952 per year. Retail companies and Energy companies pay well too, at $83,667 and $79,960, respectively. The average salary for Engineers in the Automotive industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $76,328.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$85,952
$86k
Retail
Retail
$83,667
$84k
Energy
Energy
$79,960
$80k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$79,339
$79k
Technology
Technology
$78,723
$79k
Automotive
Automotive
$76,328
$76k

Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Engineer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for an Engineer can range from $62,952 to $122,653 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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.

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