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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in Nebraska

514 Bachelor's Degrees
$60,671 Avg Salary
$19,959 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Engineering School for You

Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in NebraskaOut of the 31 majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 9th in Nebraska. In fact, 514 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 128,724 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.4% were from a college or university in the state. 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.

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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Engineering Majors

After graduating, engineering majors that go to school in Nebraska go on to jobs making an average of $60,671 per year. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 52% 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 Nebraska  60,671
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in Nebraska

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in Nebraska

University of Nebraska - Lincoln comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. UNL is a very large public school located in the large city of Lincoln.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 35 2,090
Minnesota 34 1,652
Kansas 32 1,208
South Dakota 32 485
Iowa 31 2,208
North Dakota 30 652

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 133
Civil Engineering 117
Electrical Engineering 61
Biological Engineering 51
Computer Engineering 44

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 916
Computer & Information Sciences 615
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 469
Physical Sciences 195
Mathematics & Statistics 167

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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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