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

2019–20 Average (# of Respondents)

2018–19 Average (# of Respondents)

Aerospace Engineering (AERSP) $23.98 (18) $23.80 (30)
Architectural Engineering (AE) $20.11 (18) $16.51 (24)
Biological Engineering (BE) $20.60 (5) $19.96 (5)
Biomedical Engineering (BME) $21.81 (39) $21.61 (38)
Chemical Engineering (CHE) $24.04 (81) $22.51 (94)
Civil Engineering (CE) $18.21 (24) $17.72 (46)
Computer Engineering (CMPEN) $26.03 (13) $25.10 (31)
Computer Science (CMPSC) $26.82 (55) $24.59 (61)
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) $33.14 (5) $44.42 (1)
Data Sciences (DTSCE) $23.35 (12) $19.48 (10)
Electrical Engineering (EE) $22.98 (36) $20.72 (40)
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) N/A (N/A) $15.85 (9)
Energy Engineering (ENENG) N/A (N/A) $19.25 (4)
Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management (ELIM) N/A (N/A) $12.50 (1)
Engineering Science (ESC) $24.56 (9) $17.65 (9)
Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESMCH) N/A (N/A) $29.88 (2)
General Engineering N/A (N/A) $13.56 (1)
Industrial Engineering (IE) $22.65 (52) $21.45 (77)
Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE) $19.07 (11) $17.08 (6)
Mechanical Engineering (ME) $21.15 (99) $21.97 (160)
Nuclear Engineering (NUCE) $22.26 (6) $21.00 (5)
OVERALL AVERAGE HOURLY SALARY $22.83 $21.66 

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    2019–20 Average (# of Respondents) 2018–19 Average, Rounded to Nearest $100 (# of Respondents)
Aerospace Engineering (AERSP)         $71,171 (30) $69,700 (42)
Architectural Engineering (AE)        $66,538 (48) $65,200 (55)
Biological Engineering (BE)          $58,875 (12) $61,200 (18)
Biomedical Engineering (BME)        $69,747 (21) $66,000 (19)
Chemical Engineering (CHE)          $73,860 (40) $74,700 (69)
Civil Engineering (CE)          $63,279 (22) $61,600 (38)
Computer Engineering (CMPEN)      $81,636 (11) $83,800 (24)
Computer Science (CMPSC)         $99,047 (38) $89,500 (39)
Data Science (DTSCE) $74,667 (3) $82,000 (NA)
Electrical Engineering (EE)          $72,054 (28) $70,500 (42)
Engineering Science (ESC)          $70,833 (9) $72,300 (7)
Industrial Engineering (IE)         $71,863 (27) $69,200 (44)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)         $74,597 (44) $68,400 (57)
Nuclear Engineering (NUCE)         $73,010 (8) $72,700 (6)
OVERALL AVERAGE ANNUAL STARTING SALARY          $73,883 (341) $71,200 (461)
 
 

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