How much do Engineers earn in the United States?

Yearly Salary


The average salary for an engineer is $69,355

161,760 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does an Engineer make?

In the United States, the average pay for an engineer as of June 2022 is approximately $69,355 per year. That works out to be approximately $33.34 per hour and $5,780 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Engineer salaries

DirectlyApply has seen engineer salaries ranging from a high of $95,000 per year to a low of $10,000 per year, although we would estimate that the majority of engineers currently sit between $58,500 per year and $95,000 per year.

To be considered a top earning engineer you would be expected to be making in excess of $95,000 per year, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $58,500 per year or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an engineer can vary significantly (by as much as $85,000 per year) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

Top employers of Engineers in the United States

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