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

2017–18 Average (# of Respondents)

2016–17 Average (# of Respondents)

Aerospace Engineering (AERSP) $22.03 (27) $21.32 (138)
Architectural Engineering (AE) $18.00 (26) $16.64 (44)
Biological Engineering (BE) $19.00 (7) $15.99 (19)
Biomedical Engineering (BME) $23.00 (25) $21.14 (24)
Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering (Dual Major) $14.75 (2) $20.50 (2)
Chemical Engineering (CHE) $22.22 (109) $21.90 (123)
Civil Engineering (CE) $16.90 (34) $14.78 (51)
Computer Engineering (CMPEN) $27.00 (23) $23.62 (40)
Computer Science (CMPSC) $22.88 (43) $23.33 (63)
Electrical Engineering (EE) $21.41 (39) $21.12 (65)
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) $18.86 (7) $16.56 (12)
Energy Engineering (ENENG) $17.00 (6) $20.00 (1)
Engineering Science (ESC) $26.25 (9) $19.56 (8)
Industrial Engineering (IE) $21.17 (8) $20.60 (120)
Materials Science and Engineering (MATSE) $18.40 (23) $21.41 (7)
Mechanical Engineering (ME) $20.00 (144) $20.40 (215)
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering (ME/NUCE) $22.25 (1) $18.47 (3)
Mining Engineering (MNGE) N/A (N/A) N/A (N/A)
Nuclear Engineering (NUCE) $21.00 (2) $17.86 (8)
Petroleum Engineering (PNGE) $18.00 (6) $42.00 (1)
Surveying Engineering (SURE) N/A (N/A) $12.34 (1)
Overall Average—Internships $21.05 $20.17
Overall Average—Co-op Experiences $21.24 $21.02
Overall Average—Research $18.82 $15.95
OVERALL AVERAGE HOURLY SALARY $20.37 $20.33

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    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
 
 

Engineering Career Resources & Employer Relations

College of Engineering

117 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-863-1032