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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates

19,475 Bachelor's Degrees
$55,227 Avg Salary
$26,703 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Engineering Technologies School for You

Highest Paid Engineering Technologies GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 19,475 people earned their bachelor's in engineering technologies, making the major the #24 most popular in the United States. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Engineering Tech list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates ranking analyzed 162 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering tech.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Engineering Technologies Majors

After graduating, engineering technologies majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $55,227 per year. This is 39% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Average Salary for Engineering Tech Graduates from Schools Nationwide  55,227
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110,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Grads in the United States

The highest paid engineering tech majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 25 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Tech Graduates

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo.

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Excelsior College

Albany, NY

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Excelsior College. Excelsior College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Albany.

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San Jose State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. San Jose State is a very large public school located in the city of San Jose.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Long Beach as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Long Beach, Cal State Long Beach is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

Maine Maritime Academy comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Castine, Maine Maritime is a public school with a small student population.

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Kean University

Union, NJ

Our rankings recognize Kean University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Kean is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Union.

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California State University - Northridge landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. California State University - Northridge is a fairly large public school located in the city of Northridge.

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Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA

Point Park University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Point Park is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

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Miami University - Oxford landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Miami of Ohio is a large public school located in the fringe town of Oxford.

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Our rankings recognize Stevens Institute of Technology as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Hoboken, Stevens is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Located in the distant town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school with a large student population.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Illinois Institute of Technology. Illinois Tech is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Chicago.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. U of F is a very large public school located in the city of Gainesville.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado State University - Fort Collins as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the city of Fort Collins.

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California State University - Sacramento comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. California State University - Sacramento is a very large public school located in the city of Sacramento.

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Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

Oregon Institute of Technology landed the #11 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Located in the remote town of Klamath Falls, OIT is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Pomona, CSU Pomona is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Berry College

Mount Berry, GA

Our rankings recognize Berry College as the #12 school in this year's rankings. Berry is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Mount Berry.

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Our rankings recognize University of North Texas as the #13 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Denton, UNT is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Columbia Southern University

Orange Beach, AL

Columbia Southern University earned the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings. Columbia Southern University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the fringe town of Orange Beach.

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New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, NY

New York Institute of Technology landed the #14 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. NYIT is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Old Westbury.

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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University earned the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of San Marcos, Texas State is a public school with a very large student population.

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Miami University - Middletown

Middletown, OH

Miami University - Middletown landed the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Located in the suburb of Middletown, Miami University - Middletown is a public school with a small student population.

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Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus landed the #16 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. FDU is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Teaneck.

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Rest of the Top Schools for Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates award.

Rank College Location
26 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
27 University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
28 Weber State University Ogden, UT
29 Drexel University Philadelphia, PA
30 Purdue University - Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
31 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Winona, MN
31 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL
32 Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI
33 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
25 Clemson University Clemson, SC

Engineering Technologies by Region

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Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Industrial Production Technology 2,947
Mechanical Engineering Technology 2,866
Construction Engineering Technology 2,391
Quality Control Technology 1,827
Engineering-Related Fields 1,760

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 128,724
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 126,493
Computer & Information Sciences 92,596
Physical Sciences 32,633
Mathematics & Statistics 30,991

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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