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How Much Does a Simulation Engineer Earn In The United States?

Simulation Engineer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$86,000
$62,000
$86,000
$119,000
The average simulation engineer makes about $86,394 per year. That's $41.54 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $62,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $119,000. Many of simulation engineers seem to be drawn to technology and manufacturing companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case simulation engineers tend to work at technology, automotive, and energy companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that California, Texas and Colorado pay simulation engineers the highest salaries.
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Where Simulation Engineers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Simulation Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to California, Texas and Colorado, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for simulation engineers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Tennessee, Montana, and South Carolina.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Ramon, CA

Salary Range93k - 143k$116k$116,020

Sugar Land, TX

Salary Range81k - 130k$103k$103,097

Denver, CO

Salary Range78k - 116k$96k$95,771

Boston, MA

Salary Range78k - 112k$94k$93,511

Seattle, WA

Salary Range76k - 113k$93k$93,143

Orlando, FL

Salary Range64k - 106k$83k$83,135

Columbia, MD

Salary Range67k - 99k$82k$81,986

Newport News, VA

Salary Range65k - 98k$81k$80,728

Huntsville, AL

Salary Range64k - 99k$80k$79,923

Concord, NC

Salary Range63k - 96k$78k$77,979
$55k
$143k

High Paying Simulation Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Simulation Engineers The Most?

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 CACI International and Google as they offer the highest salaries for simulation engineers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
CACI International
Salary Range104k - 132k$117k$117,334
Google
Salary Range101k - 129k$115k$114,568
Science Applications International ...
Salary Range101k - 129k$114k$114,197
Modern Technology Solutions
Salary Range98k - 125k$111k$111,345
Zoox
Salary Range102k - 120k$111k$110,953
Radiance Technologies
Salary Range93k - 119k$106k$106,040
Apple
Salary Range89k - 115k$101k$101,242
Corning
Salary Range88k - 113k$100k$100,155
Amazon.com
Salary Range89k - 112k$100k$99,917
Facebook
Salary Range86k - 114k$99k$99,352
$81k
$132k

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    How Much Do Simulation Engineers Make In Different Industries?

    Simulation engineer salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with technology, automotive, and energy companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a simulation engineer can make a yearly salary of $94,964 while working for technology companies. All the while, other simulation engineers are making $90,729 at automotive companies and $88,378 at energy companies. One industry simulation engineers may want to avoid is the manufacturing industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $83,641.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range82k - 108k$95k$94,964

    Automotive

    Salary Range82k - 99k$91k$90,729

    Energy

    Salary Range76k - 101k$88k$88,378

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range72k - 96k$84k$83,641
    $72k
    $108k

    How Experience Affects Simulation Engineer Salaries

    The salary for a simulation 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.

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