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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in South Carolina

1,641 Bachelor's Degrees
$59,489 Avg Salary
$23,728 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in South CarolinaOut of the 32 majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 6th in South Carolina. In fact, 1,641 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.3% of all the engineering bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Engineering Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in South Carolina ranking analyzed 3 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering.

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.

Salaries of Engineering Majors After Graduation

After graduation, engineering majors from schools in South Carolina earn an average salary of $59,489 per year. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 49% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

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 South Carolina  59,489
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Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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119,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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119,000

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in South Carolina

The highest paid engineering majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in South Carolina

#1

Clemson University

Clemson, SC

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Clemson University. Located in the large suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public school with a very large student population.

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University of South Carolina - Columbia earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Carolina is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Columbia.

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#2

Bob Jones University

Greenville, SC

Bob Jones University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Greenville, Bob Jones University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Citadel Military College of South Carolina landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. The Citadel is a small public school located in the midsize city of Charleston.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges 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
North Carolina 32 2,926
Tennessee 32 1,750
West Virginia 32 928
Alabama 32 2,794
Louisiana 31 1,842
Kentucky 31 1,081
Arkansas 30 816

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 507
Civil Engineering 241
Electrical Engineering 166
Industrial Engineering 165
Biomedical Engineering 162

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,455
Computer & Information Sciences 844
Physical Sciences 430
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 353
Mathematics & Statistics 255

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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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