University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

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Dedicated staff members in the Engineering Career Center provide students with direct access to internships, fellowships and full-time positions throughout the region. We want you to turn your dream job into a reality!

Please visit career.egr.uh.edu to learn more.

 

Careers in Engineering

Due to a national shortage of skilled engineers, engineering jobs are abundant and salaries are high – especially in the city of Houston, the Energy Capital of the World. See tables below for full salary information for each engineering degree and degree type.

 

Cullen College of Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Programs and 2016 Projected Annual Salaries
Academic Major Mean Salary Nationwide Median Entry-Level Salary Nationwide Mean Entry-Level Salary in Houston, TX
Biomedical engineering $61,108 $63,000 $81,300*
Chemical engineering $69,196 $68,000 $76,000**
Civil engineering $61,734 $60,446 $60,000**
Computer engineering $65,606 $65,000 $68,240**
Electrical engineering $66,269 $65,000 $71,000**
Environmental engineering $60,375 $63,250 $62,000**
Industrial/manufacturing engineering $62,242 $64,000 $61,354**
Mechanical engineering $65,593 $65,000 $72,000**
Petroleum engineering $89,563 $98,250 $97,000**

Source: Winter 2016 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers
*   Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
** Source: PayScale.com

 

Cullen College of Engineering Master’s Degree Programs and 2016 Projected Annual Salaries
Academic Major Mean Salary Nationwide Median Entry-Level Salary Nationwide Mean Entry-Level Salary in Houston, TX
Aerospace/aeronautical engineering $72,887 $73,500 $83,850**
Biomedical engineering $71,140 $75,000 $85,970*
Chemical engineering $79,894 $77,500 $83,002**
Civil engineering $67,962 $63,000 $75,000**
Computer engineering $74,513 $72,000 $79,000**
Electrical engineering $74,896 $75,000 $87,337**
Environmental engineering $65,857 $69,000 $93,230*
Industrial/manufacturing engineering $73,756 $71,640 $109,970*
Materials engineering/science $74,721 $75,000 $104,900*
Mechanical engineering $75,391 $74,500 $85,000**
Petroleum engineering $97,333 $108,000 $103,337**

Source: Winter 2016 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers
* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
** Source: PayScale.com

For more Information

For questions about our programs, please contact:

Undergraduate Programs
Phone: 713-743-4200

Mailing Address:
E421 Engineering Building 2
4722 Calhoun Rd
Houston, TX 77204-4007

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