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Highest Paid Engineering Grads

Engineering has an average starting salary of $57,626 and an average mid-career income of $97,598. Depending on the school you graduate from, it can vary by as much as $87,225. Look through the list below, and choose wisely.

RankSchoolMajor Quality
Ranking
Major Value
Ranking
Annual
Graduates
% of Total
Graduates
Starting
Salary
Mid-Career
Salary
#1Marietta College
Marietta, OH
Mid-Career Salary: $156,292
10274713.5%$89,000$156,000
#2Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Mid-Career Salary: $144,956
145258643.4%$69,000$145,000
#3United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Mid-Career Salary: $137,140
13N/A36234.2%$73,000$137,000
#4Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Mid-Career Salary: $139,544
424124919.6%$68,000$140,000
#5Yale University
New Haven, CT
Mid-Career Salary: $140,241
74110664.4%$66,000$140,000
#6New York University
New York, NY
Mid-Career Salary: $136,220
N/AN/A440.7%$69,000$136,000
#7Columbia University in the City of New York
New York, NY
Mid-Career Salary: $129,434
2513134913.5%$66,000$129,000
#8Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Mid-Career Salary: $123,992
365326615.3%$71,000$124,000
#9Brown University
Providence, RI
Mid-Career Salary: $127,280
682061005.2%$68,000$127,000
#10University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Mid-Career Salary: $125,108
3114593010.8%$69,000$125,000
Due to lack of data, we couldn't rank every college that offers Engineering. To see a full list of all the colleges offering this program check out our listing of Annual Engineering Graduates. To see a list of all the colleges that offer online degree options in Engineering, check out our listing of Annual Engineering Graduates From Programs Offered Online.
Salary data estimated by College Factual based in part on data provided by PayScale. Last updated 2013.

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