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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Arizona

3,055 Bachelor's Degrees
$61,170 Avg Salary
$24,062 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in ArizonaOut of the 33 majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 3rd in Arizona. In fact, 3,055 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.4% were from a college or university 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 Arizona 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.

Salaries of Engineering Majors After Graduation

The average engineering major who graduates from a school in Arizona earns about $61,170 per year during the early years of their career. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 54% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

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 Arizona  61,170
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122,400
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
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122,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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122,400

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Arizona

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid engineering graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Arizona

Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Skysong as the #1 school in this year's rankings. ASU - Skysong is a very large public school located in the city of Scottsdale.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Polytechnic as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Mesa, ASU - Polytechnic is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

University of Arizona landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid engineering school. Located in the city of Tucson, Arizona is a public school with a very large student population.

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Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the rural area of Prescott, Embry Riddle Prescott is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Arizona State University - Tempe as the #5 school in this year's rankings. ASU - Tempe is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tempe.

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Northern Arizona University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Flagstaff, NAU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to DeVry University - Arizona. DeVry University - Arizona is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of Phoenix.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southwest Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 33 10,120
Oklahoma 33 1,695
New Mexico 30 804

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 746
Electrical Engineering 529
Chemical Engineering 262
Computer Engineering 258
Civil Engineering 256

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 2,721
Computer & Information Sciences 2,349
Natural Resources & Conservation 534
Physical Sciences 495
Architecture & Related Services 438

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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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