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

2018–19 Average (# of Respondents)

2017–18 Average (# of Respondents)

Aerospace Engineering (AERSP) $23.80 (30) $22.03 (27)
Architectural Engineering (AE) $16.51 (24) $18.00 (26)
Biological Engineering (BE) $19.96 (5) $19.00 (7)
Biomedical Engineering (BME) $21.61 (38) $23.00 (25)
Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering (Dual Major) N/A (N/A) $14.75 (2)
Chemical Engineering (CHE) $22.51 (94) $22.22 (109)
Civil Engineering (CE) $17.72 (46) $16.90 (34)
Computer Engineering (CMPEN) $25.10 (31) $27.00 (23)
Computer Science (CMPSC) $24.59 (61) $22.88 (43)
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) $44.42 (1) N/A (N/A)
Data Sciences (DTSCE) $19.48 (10) N/A (N/A)
Electrical Engineering (EE) $20.72 (40) $21.41 (39)
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) $15.85 (9) $18.86 (7)
Energy Engineering (ENENG) $19.25 (4) $17.00 (6)
Engineering Leadership and Innovation Management (ELIM) $12.50 (1) N/A (N/A)
Engineering Science (ESC) $17.65 (9) $26.25 (9)
Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESMCH) $29.88 (2) N/A (N/A)
General Engineering $13.56 (1) N/A (N/A)
Industrial Engineering (IE) $21.45 (77) $21.17 (8)
Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE) $17.08 (6) $18.40 (23)
Mechanical Engineering (ME) $21.97 (160) $20.00 (144)
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (ME/NUCE) N/A (N/A) $22.25 (1)
Mining Engineering (MNGE) N/A (N/A) N/A (N/A)
Nuclear Engineering (NUCE) $21.00 (5) $21.00 (2)
Petroleum Engineering (PNGE) N/A (N/A) $18.00 (6)
Surveying Engineering (SURE) N/A (N/A) N/A (N/A)
Overall Average—Internships $21.75 (420) $21.05
Overall Average—Co-op Experiences $21.52 (243) $21.24
Overall Average—Research N/A (N/A) $18.82
OVERALL AVERAGE HOURLY SALARY $21.66 (663) $20.37

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. Information for 2018-19 will be available later in the fall 2019 semester.

Major    2017–18 Average (# of Respondents) 2016–17 Average (# of Respondents)
Aerospace Engineering (AERSP)          $68,692 (26) $69,048 (21)
Architectural Engineering (AE)        $62,875 (48) $61,400 (45)
Biological Engineering (BE)          $63,353 (17) $57,955 (22)
Biomedical Engineering (BME)          $65,133 (15) $63,444 (9)
Chemical Engineering (CHE)          $74,449 (49) $70,837 (43)
Civil Engineering (CE)          $60,197 (66) $56,776 (49)
Computer Engineering (CMPEN)        $85,300 (20) $83,846 (13)
Computer Science (CMPSC)         $82,167 (23) $81,543 (46)
Electrical Engineering (EE)          $71,020 (49) $65,917 (36)
Engineering Science (ESC)          $77,286 (7) $80,667 (3)
Industrial Engineering (IE)         $67,357 (42) $68,031 (32)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)         $66,131 (84) $65,836 (61)
Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (Dual Major)          $87,500 (4) $63,000 (1)
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (MNE) (Dual Major)          $67,333 (3) $67,500 (2)
Nuclear Engineering (NUCE)         $66,167 (6) $60,667 (6)
OVERALL AVERAGE ANNUAL STARTING SALARY          $70,997 $67,764
 
 

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