Salary Data and Occupational Outcomes for Mechanical Engineering Majors

Steven Rothberg AvatarSteven Rothberg
October 15, 2015

76.5% of recent graduates in this major are employed full-time. These are the top occupations for recent graduates in Mechanical Engineering:


Occupation First Year Avg. Salary Pct of Mechanical Engineering grads in this occ
Mechanical Engineers  $46,600 16.9%
Engineers, All Other  $55,700 12.3%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors  $43,900 5.7%
Civil Engineers  $55,100 5.0%
Computer User Support Specialists  $50,300 3.3%
Aerospace Engineers  $44,300 2.9%
Electrical Engineers  $46,600 2.6%
Business Teachers, Postsecondary  $21,600 2.6%
Managers, All Other  $48,300 2.2%
Software Developers, Applications  $77,600 1.9%
Commercial and Industrial Designers  $38,500 1.8%
Emergency Management Directors  $60,200 1.6%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers  $69,900 1.5%
Note: Values in the right hand column do not total to 100% as we do not include occupations of less than 1%. Data courtesy of Educate to Career.

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