Salary Spotlight

Co-op & Internship Average Hourly Salaries

Average hourly salary information is provided on a voluntary basis by engineering undergraduate and graduate students who have completed their Co-op & Internship Employment Surveys.

Major

2016–17 Average (# of Respondents)

2015–16 Average (# of Respondents)

Aerospace Engineering (AERSP) $21.32 (138) $20.33 (40)
Architectural Engineering (AE) $16.64 (44) $17.05 (43)
Biological Engineering (BE) $15.99 (19) $16.75 (6)
Biomedical Engineering (BME) $21.14 (24) $18.71 (30)
Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering (Dual Major) $20.50 (2) $21.75 (2)
Chemical Engineering (CHE) $21.90 (123) $20.81 (104)
Civil Engineering (CE) $14.78 (51) $16.10 (63)
Computer Engineering (CMPEN) $23.62 (40) $21.61 (36)
Computer Science (CMPSC) $23.33 (63) $22.76 (71)
Electrical Engineering (EE) $21.12 (65) $21.46 (69)
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) $16.56 (12) $18.74 (12)
Energy Engineering (ENENG) $20.00 (1) $18.00 (1)
Engineering Science (ESC) $19.56 (8) $19.74 (14)
Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESMCH) N/A (N/A) $19.22 (1)
Industrial Engineering (IE) $20.60 (120) $20.04 (125)
Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE) $21.41 (7) $21.06 (2)
Mechanical Engineering (ME) $20.40 (215) $20.83 (177)
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (ME/NUCE) $18.47 (3) $20.83 (3)
Mining Engineering (MNGE) N/A (N/A) N/A (N/A)
Nuclear Engineering (NUCE) $17.86 (8) $21.71 (6)
Petroleum Engineering (PNGE) $42.00 (1) $19.70 (5)
Surveying Engineering (SURE) $12.34 (1) N/A (N/A)
Overall Average—Internships $20.17 $20.31
Overall Average—Co-op Experiences $21.02 $20.39
Overall Average—Research $15.95 $18.22
OVERALL AVERAGE HOURLY SALARY $20.33 $20.39

Average Annual Starting Salaries

Average annual starting salary information is provided on a voluntary basis by undergraduate engineering students who have completed their Senior Exit Survey.

Major    2016–17 Average (# of Respondents) 2015–16 Average (# of Respondents)
Aerospace Engineering (AERSP)          $69,048 (21) $63,286 (28)
Architectural Engineering (AE)        $61,400 (45) $59,612 (67)
Biological Engineering (BE)          $57,955 (22) $59,800 (10)
Biomedical Engineering (BME)          $63,444 (9) $57,375 (8)
Chemical Engineering (CHE)          $70,837 (43) $70,297 (37)
Civil Engineering (CE)          $56,776 (49) $58,796 (49)
Computer Engineering (CMPEN)        $83,846 (13) $78,833 (12)
Computer Science (CMPSC)         $81,543 (46) $78,091 (44)
Electrical Engineering (EE)          $65,917 (36) $68,632 (38)
Engineering Science (ESC)          $80,667 (3) $72,333 (6)
Industrial Engineering (IE)         $68,031 (32) $64,255 (51)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)         $65,836 (61) $65,329 (79)
Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (Dual Major)          $63,000 (1) $62,167 (6)
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE) (Dual Major)          $67,500 (2) $66,000 (3)
Nuclear Engineering (NUCE)         $60,667 (6) $74,286 (7)
OVERALL AVERAGE ANNUAL STARTING SALARY          $67,764 (389) $65,748
 
 

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