These Are The Best-Paying Engineering Jobs In America, 2018 | CEOWORLD magazine

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
1 Petroleum Engineers $147520 58%
2 Architectural & Engineering Managers $138720 42%
3 Airline Pilots & Flight Engineers $131760 39%
4 Computer Hardware Engineers $110650 53%
5 Aerospace Engineers $107700 43%
6 Sales Engineers $104660 54%
7 Nuclear Engineers $104630 33%
8 Chemical Engineers $103590 47%
9 Engineering Professors $102000 28%
10 Mining & Geological Engineers $100970 46%
11 Electronics Engineers $99660 32%
12 Marine Engineers $99160 50%
13 Engineers, All Other $96350 23%
14 Electrical Engineers $95780 38%
15 Biomedical Engineers $91760 19%
16 Materials Engineers $91150 56%
17 Mechanical Engineers $87140 44%
18 Civil Engineers $87130 37%
19 Environmental Engineers $86340 27%
20 Industrial Engineers $85110 34%
21 Health & Safety Engineers $84850 30%
22 Agricultural Engineers $75440 22%
23 Ship Engineers $74600 41%
24 Aerospace Engineering & Operations $64310 25%
25 Engineering Technicians $63140 29%
26 Electrical & Electronics Engineering Tech $60330 31%
27 Sound Engineering Tech $58670 52%
28 Stationary Engineers $58070 45%
29 Locomotive Engineers $57000 36%
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%
34 Operating Engineers $48020 48%
35 Rail Yard Engineers $44810 51%

Emma London

Emma London

Energetic journalist and broadcaster. Contributing editor. My dream is to have dinner with Richard Branson, Ratan Tata, & Elon Musk. Champagne connoisseur. NYU alumna and Yoga teacher.

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