Your engineering degree can have an even bigger impact on future earnings than the choice of colleges and universities. So, we thought this might be useful to explore those disciplines of engineering that tend to pay the most.
Not surprisingly, Petroleum Engineers had the highest average annual salary in 2018 at $147,520, while Rail Yard Engineers had the lowest at $44,810.
However, the study also found that 58 percent of petroleum engineers felt they weren’t “fairly compensated” for their labors, even as their income increased by an average of 12 percent in the past year, one of the highest rates of growth among specialists. About half of marine engineers told CEOWORLD magazine they weren’t satisfied with their compensation.
To identify the highest paid engineering jobs in America in 2018, CEOWORLD magazine reviewed the data from the US. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and National Society of Professional Engineers. So, if you are looking for the highest paying jobs in the engineering field, take a moment to read the following list – which engineering careers offer the highest salaries.
These Are The Best-Paying Engineering Jobs In America, 2018:
|Rank||Occupation||Average Annual Salary||Not Fairly Compensated|
|2||Architectural & Engineering Managers||$138720||42%|
|3||Airline Pilots & Flight Engineers||$131760||39%|
|4||Computer Hardware Engineers||$110650||53%|
|10||Mining & Geological Engineers||$100970||46%|
|13||Engineers, All Other||$96350||23%|
|21||Health & Safety Engineers||$84850||30%|
|24||Aerospace Engineering & Operations||$64310||25%|
|26||Electrical & Electronics Engineering Tech||$60330||31%|
|27||Sound Engineering Tech||$58670||52%|
|30||Industrial Engineering Tech||$55660||55%|
|31||Mechanical Engineering Tech||$55470||35%|
|32||Environmental Engineering Tech||$51030||4%0|
|33||Civil Engineering Technicians||$50290||49%|
|35||Rail Yard Engineers||$44810||51%|
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