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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

4,359 Bachelor's Degrees
$57,219 Avg Salary
$26,138 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionEngineering Technologies is the #24 most popular major in the country with 19,475 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 4,359 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The engineering tech school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Engineering Tech Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 37 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering tech.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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

The average engineering technologies major who graduates from a school in the Great Lakes Region earns about $57,219 per year during the early years of their career. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 44% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a engineering tech degree is $55,227. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Engineering Tech Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  57,219
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Average Salary for Engineering Tech Graduates from Schools Nationwide  55,227
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114,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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114,400

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Grads in the Great Lakes Region

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid engineering technologies majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Tech Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

Miami University - Oxford comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the fringe town of Oxford, Miami of Ohio is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Our rankings recognize Ferris State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Ferris is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Big Rapids.

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Our rankings recognize Miami University - Middletown as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Miami University - Middletown is a small public school located in the suburb of Middletown.

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Our rankings recognize Illinois Institute of Technology as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Chicago, Illinois Tech is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Miami University - Hamilton earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Miami University - Hamilton is a small public school located in the suburb of Hamilton.

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University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

University of Dayton landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. U of Dayton is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Dayton.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing.

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University of Cincinnati - Main Campus earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati is a public school with a very large student population.

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Michigan Technological University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Michigan Tech is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Houghton.

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Western Michigan University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Located in the city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges by State

Explore the best engineering technologies colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 37 1,050
Ohio 34 882
Illinois 34 632
Indiana 33 1,428
Wisconsin 31 367

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering Technology 1,094
Industrial Production Technology 842
Engineering-Related Fields 510
Electronics Engineering Technology 452
General Engineering Technology 401

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 21,847
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 17,550
Computer & Information Sciences 12,414
Mathematics & Statistics 4,802
Physical Sciences 4,506

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to KUKA Systems GmbH.

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