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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in Illinois

632 Bachelor's Degrees
$53,173 Avg Salary
$27,761 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Graduates in IllinoisEngineering Technologies is the #23 most popular major in Illinois with 632 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 19,475 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.0% were from a college or university in the state. 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 Illinois ranking analyzed 7 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

How Much Do Engineering Technologies Majors Make After Graduation?

The average engineering technologies major who graduates from a school in Illinois earns about $53,173 per year during the early years of their career. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 34% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $55,227 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in engineering tech.

Average Salary for Engineering Tech Graduates from Schools in Illinois  53,173
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106,400
Average Salary for Engineering Tech Graduates from Schools Nationwide  55,227
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106,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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106,400

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Technologies Grads in Illinois

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Tech Graduates in Illinois

Illinois Institute of Technology landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering technologies school. Located in the large city of Chicago, Illinois Tech is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Illinois State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Illinois State is a very large public school located in the midsize suburb of Normal.

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Northern Illinois University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. NIU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Dekalb.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Western Illinois University. Located in the remote town of Macomb, WIU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, IL

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Eastern Illinois University. Located in the town of Charleston, EIU is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIUC is a large public school located in the city of Carbondale.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. SIUE is a large public school located in the large suburb of Edwardsville.

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Best Engineering Technologies Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

Engineering Tech Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
General Engineering Technology 167
Industrial Production Technology 161
Mechanical Engineering Technology 103
Electronics Engineering Technology 100
Computer Engineering Technology 27

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Engineering 4,169
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 3,900
Computer & Information Sciences 3,379
Mathematics & Statistics 1,448
Physical Sciences 1,097

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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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