The number of females in the engineering profession
remain statistically very low, according to the ECN
survey. Given that survey respondents tend to be
older and highly experienced, the results likely do not
reflect recent efforts to recruit more females into the
How Much Do Engineers Make?
The engineers we surveyed have worked in the industry
for many years, and in line with their expertise, tend to
be well compensated. Salary compression, though, is
keeping salaries stagnant.
Of 365 respondents, slightly more than 45 percent
earned more than $100,000, including 20 percent that
earned more than $130,000. The smallest percentage
( 11.78 percent) earned less than $40,000. Engineering
has historically shown to be one of the highest paying
professions for recent college graduates, and the survey
results reflect a continuation of that trend.
While engineering salaries are high, they have been
relatively stagnant for the last year, which is perhaps
a reflection of tight budgets or conservative spending
by companies. Almost 80 percent of respondents
replied that their pay has been either flat or less than
5 percent higher than a year ago. Less than 1 percent
of respondents saw their salary jump by more than 20
percent, which is likely partially attributed to engineers
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