Penn State Engineering 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

2020–21 Average 

Number of respondents

Aerospace Engineering (AERSP) $23.24 23
Architectural Engineering (AE) $20.13  19
Biological Engineering (BE) $21.20 5
Biomedical Engineering (BME) $22.12 31
Chemical Engineering (CHE) $25.13 66
Civil Engineering (CE) $18.71 20
Computer Engineering (CMPEN) $27.45 11
Computer Science (CMPSC) $28.09 52
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) $35.68 4
Data Sciences (DTSCE) $24.86 13
Electrical Engineering (EE) $23.77 36
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) $26.00 1
Energy Engineering (ENENG) $18.13 2
Engineering Science (ESC) $22.34 8
Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESMCH) $32.83 3
Industrial Engineering (IE) $24.50 47
Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE) $18.40 5
Mechanical Engineering (ME) $22.36 87
Nuclear Engineering (NUCE) $25.34 4
OVERALL AVERAGE HOURLY SALARY $24.01

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   

2020–21 Average Number of respondents
Aerospace Engineering (AERSP)         $73,829 24
Architectural Engineering (AE)        $66,042 52
Biological Engineering (BE)          $60,193 6
Biomedical Engineering (BME)        $66,164 9
Chemical Engineering (CHE)          $72,002 36
Civil Engineering (CE)          $62,830 31
Computer Engineering (CMPEN)      $81,704 26
Computer Science (CMPSC)         $90,882 35
Data Science (DTSCE) NA NA
Electrical Engineering (EE)          $77,436 25
Engineering Science (ESC)          $74,500 4
Industrial Engineering (IE)         $69,269 26
Mechanical Engineering (ME)         $70,882 52
Nuclear Engineering (NUCE)         $69,633 3
OVERALL AVERAGE ANNUAL STARTING SALARY          $72,757
 
 

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