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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Alabama

2,794 Bachelor's Degrees
$61,587 Avg Salary
$25,989 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in AlabamaOut of the 32 majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 3rd in Alabama. In fact, 2,794 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 2.2% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. 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 Alabama ranking analyzed 7 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

After graduating, engineering majors that go to school in Alabama go on to jobs making an average of $61,587 per year. This is 55% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a engineering degree is $62,200. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in Alabama  61,587
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123,200
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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123,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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123,200

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Alabama

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Alabama

#1

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Auburn, Auburn is a public college with a very large student population.

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#2

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL

The University of Alabama earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Tuscaloosa.

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University of Alabama in Huntsville earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UAH is a medium-sized public school located in the midsize city of Huntsville.

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Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Our rankings recognize Tuskegee University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Tuskegee is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Tuskegee.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Alabama at Birmingham. Located in the city of Birmingham, UAB is a public school with a very large student population.

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University of South Alabama landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the midsize city of Mobile, USA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Alabama A & M University. AAMU is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Normal.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 958
Florida 34 5,865
Virginia 34 3,378
Georgia 33 3,528
West Virginia 32 928
Tennessee 32 1,750
North Carolina 32 2,926
South Carolina 32 1,641
Louisiana 31 1,842
Kentucky 31 1,081
Arkansas 30 816

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 847
Chemical Engineering 389
Civil Engineering 362
Electrical Engineering 355
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 214

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 1,964
Computer & Information Sciences 942
Engineering Technologies 784
Physical Sciences 479
Mathematics & Statistics 418

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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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