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Popular Mechanical Engineering Degree Jobs

Finding a connection between your interests and your career goals is no easy feat, but seeing what jobs are out there for specific majors is a good start. See the most popular mechanical engineering degree jobs, as reported by PayScale.


Methodology
Jobs ranked by popularity among graduates. Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees from all colleges. See full methodology for more.

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Popular Mechanical Engineering Degree Jobs - Full List
Popular Mechanical Engineering Degree JobsMedian Salary All U.S.
Mechanical Engineer$81,900
Project Engineer$79,300
Mechanical Design Engineer$70,600
Manufacturing Engineer$71,400
Design Engineering Manager$104,000
Project Manager, Construction$86,000
Project Manager, Manufacturing$80,300
Sales Engineer$83,800
Manufacturing Engineering Manager$94,500
Operations Manager$70,600
Product Design Engineer, Industrial$66,700
Product Development Engineer, Automotive$75,200
Aerospace Engineer$96,600
Applications Engineer$69,500
Plant Manager, Manufacturing$95,300
Machine Design Engineer$67,600
Manufacturing Process Engineer$73,200
Vice President (VP), Engineering$152,000
Project Engineer, Industrial$77,000
Vice President (VP), Operations$136,000
Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace$90,800
Software Engineer / Developer / Programmer$91,800
Civil Engineer$75,200
Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace$105,000
Structural Engineer$76,000
Manufacturing Engineer, Medical Devices$78,600
Methodology
All data is limited to those with a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Jobs are listed in order of relative popularity amongst graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the given major from any college. Median salary for each job title is for individuals with any major who have a typical amount of experience at that job. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data, and may not represent all individuals in these categories. See full methodology for more.