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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Oregon

1,583 Bachelor's Degrees
$59,939 Avg Salary
$24,879 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in OregonIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 1,583 bachelor's degrees from a Oregon school, making the subject the 4th in the state. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.2% were from a college or university in the state. 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 Oregon ranking analyzed 5 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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

The average engineering major who graduates from a school in Oregon earns about $59,939 per year during the early years of their career. This is 51% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

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 Oregon.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Oregon  59,939
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119,800
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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119,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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119,800

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Oregon

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Oregon

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Oregon State is a very large public school located in the city of Corvallis.

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#2

George Fox University

Newberg, OR

George Fox University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. GFU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Newberg.

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#3

Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR

Oregon Institute of Technology landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the town of Klamath Falls, OIT is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Portland State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Portland, Portland State University is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#5

University of Portland

Portland, OR

University of Portland earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Portland, University of Portland is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

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

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 495
Electrical Engineering 264
Civil Engineering 235
Chemical Engineering 114
Construction Engineering 104

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,505
Computer & Information Sciences 1,124
Natural Resources & Conservation 623
Physical Sciences 465
Mathematics & Statistics 378

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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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