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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Massachusetts

4,807 Bachelor's Degrees
$68,296 Avg Salary
$24,749 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in MassachusettsIn 2018-2019, engineering students earned 4,807 bachelor's degrees from a Massachusetts school, making the subject the 4th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.0% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Engineering Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Massachusetts ranking looked at 12 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.

Salaries of Engineering Majors After Graduation

After graduating, engineering majors that go to school in Massachusetts go on to jobs making an average of $68,296 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 72% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

Looking at engineering schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $62,200. This means that graduates from schools in Massachusetts make 10% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Massachusetts  68,296
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136,600
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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136,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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136,600

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Massachusetts

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Massachusetts

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Cambridge.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, MIT is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population.

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#3

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Tufts University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Medford, Tufts is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Boston University

Boston, MA

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

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA

Massachusetts Maritime Academy comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Buzzards Bay, Maritime is a public school with a small student population.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. UMass Amherst is a very large public school located in the suburb of Amherst.

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Northeastern University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Worcester, WPI is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Western New England University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Springfield, Western New England is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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University of Massachusetts - Lowell earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMass Lowell is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Lowell.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the New England Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Vermont 33 272
Maine 32 373
Rhode Island 32 556
New Hampshire 31 473
Connecticut 31 1,451

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 1,544
Electrical Engineering 574
Chemical Engineering 490
Civil Engineering 471
Biomedical Engineering 422

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 4,566
Computer & Information Sciences 3,920
Mathematics & Statistics 1,779
Physical Sciences 1,177
Natural Resources & Conservation 806

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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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