CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Careers in Engineering

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Projected Annual Average Salaries for Recent B.S. Graduates in 2017*

Biomedical $67,250
Chemical $68,445
Civil $63,563
Electrical $66,920
Computer $68,191
Industrial $64,280
Mechanical $66,557
Petroleum $77,000

 

Projected Annual Average Salaries for Recent M.S. Graduates in 2017*

Aerospace Engineering $72,804
Biomedical Engineering $76,750
Chemical Engineering $74,529
Civil Engineering $66,343
Computer Engineering $78,101
Electrical Engineering $75,317
Environmental Engineering $73,354
Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering $75,029
Materials Engineering $74,948
Mechanical Engineering $73,177
Petroleum Engineering $83,500**
Subsea Engineering $106,158**

*Salary information based on the 2017 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers unless otherwise noted
**Source: Payscale.com

 

Projected Annual Average Salaries for Recent Ph.D. Graduates in 2017*

Biomedical Engineering $85,000**
Chemical Engineering $93,833
Civil Engineering $110,000**
Computer Engineering $104,600
Electrical Engineering $93,857
Environmental Engineering $72,500**
Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering $85,250**
Materials Engineering $92,000
Mechanical Engineering $91,571
Petroleum Engineering $160,000**

*Salary information based on the 2017 survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers unless otherwise noted
**Source: Payscale.com

 

 

Engineering Employment Outlook
Engineering Employment Outlook
60% More demand for engineers

Job posting trends suggest demand for engineers is 60 percent higher than for all other occupations

$85,000 average annual salary

The median income for engineers is twice that of general occupations ($42,000)

Top three salaries

The highest annual earnings for engineers go to these occupations:

Petroleum Engineers $123,947
Architectural/Engineering Managers $123,947
Aerospace Engineers $103,459
Engineering job projections through 2023:

11% Growth

249,908 new jobs will be available for engineers

Top 10 occupations

Growth forecast for engineering occupations:

Civil Engineers +45,745
Mechanical Engineers +25,485
Architectural and Engineering Managers +19,650
Industrial Engineers +17,660
Electrical Engineers +16,561
Electronics Engineers* +12,139
Petroleum Engineers +11,469
Computer Hardware Engineers +10,799
Biomedical Engineers +10,542
Environmental Engineers +10,129

*Excluding computer engineers

Top 10 Locations

These U.S. metropolitan areas will have the greatest demand for engineers:

Houston, TX +14,925
Washington, D.C. +9,864
Los Angeles, CA +8,898
Dallas, TX +8,163
San Francisco, CA +7,312
New York, NY +6,970
San Jose, CA +6,820
Boston, MA +6,773
Denver, CO +6,385
Phoenix, AZ +6,147

Source: kellyservices.us/engineeringcareers

 

Did you know?
UH graduates beat the national average for starting and mid-career salaries

UH graduates beat the national average for starting and mid-career salaries (Source: PayScale.com)

UH is #7 in U.S. for graduating students with the least amount of debt

UH is #7 in U.S. for graduating students with the least amount of debt (Source: U.S. News & World Report)

UH is a Best Value College

UH is a “Best Value College” (Source: Princeton Review)

UH is awarded $113 million in grants and scholarships each year

UH is awarded $113 million in grants and scholarships each year

UH is among the Top 100 Most Affordable Large Public Colleges

UH is among the “Top 100 Most Affordable Large Public Colleges” (Source: AffordableCollegesOnline.org)