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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Far Western US Region

19,477 Bachelor's Degrees
$62,501 Avg Salary
$20,343 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Far Western US RegionWith 128,724 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, engineering is the #4 most popular major in the United States. Of those degrees, 19,477 went to students in the Far Western US region of the country. 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 list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in the Far Western US Region ranking looked at 52 colleges that offer a bachelor's in engineering.

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 Majors

After graduation, engineering majors from schools in the Far Western US Region earn an average salary of $62,501 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 57% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

The national average salary for engineering bachelor's degree holders is $62,200. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in the Far Western US Region .

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in the Far Western US Region  62,501
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125,000
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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125,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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125,000

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in the Far Western US Region

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in the Far Western US Region

University of California - Berkeley landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the city of Berkeley.

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Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the medium-sized city of Santa Clara, SCU is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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California State University Maritime Academy landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the midsize city of Vallejo, Cal Maritime is a public school with a small student population.

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Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

Harvey Mudd College comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Claremont, Harvey Mudd College is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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Our rankings recognize California Institute of Technology as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Pasadena, Caltech is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo.

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University of Southern California landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Stanford University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Stanford, Stanford is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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San Jose State University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. San Jose State is a very large public school located in the city of San Jose.

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University of Washington - Bothell Campus comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Bothell, University of Washington - Bothell Campus is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Best Engineering Colleges by State

Explore the best engineering colleges for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 37 14,467
Washington 34 2,300
Hawaii 30 293
Oregon 30 1,583
Alaska 29 202
Nevada 29 632

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 5,349
Electrical Engineering 3,498
Civil Engineering 2,831
Computer Engineering 2,050
Chemical Engineering 1,262

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 20,143
Computer & Information Sciences 13,045
Mathematics & Statistics 5,805
Physical Sciences 5,574
Natural Resources & Conservation 4,729

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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 Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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