Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential

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If you're considering a career in engineering, you likely inspect the details of a situation before you take action. Here is a seriously important detail about your choice of college. How much will you make after graduation? Review our list of the best engineering schools ranked by post-graduate salary potential.

Methodology
Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees. Typical starting graduates have 2 years of experience; mid-career have 15 years. See full methodology for more.

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Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential - Full List
Best Engineering Colleges Starting Median Salary Mid-Career Median Salary
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) $71,100 $126,000
Harvey Mudd College $71,000 $125,000
Stanford University $67,500 $124,000
Bucknell University $56,100 $116,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) $62,500 $116,000
California Institute of Technology (CIT) $69,700 $115,000
Polytechnic Institute of New York University $62,700 $114,000
Lehigh University $57,400 $114,000
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) $65,300 $113,000
University of California, Berkeley $57,100 $112,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $61,100 $110,000
Colorado School of Mines $60,000 $109,000
Cornell University $58,000 $106,000
Georgia Institute of Technology $58,900 $105,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) $55,100 $104,000
Cooper Union $61,100 $102,000
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CalPoly) $57,000 $102,000
Stevens Institute of Technology $59,400 $101,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) $53,900 $99,700
Villanova University $56,700 $99,000
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) $61,100 $98,800
Clarkson University $55,400 $98,500
Drexel University $54,100 $98,000
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) $57,400 $97,600
Case Western Reserve University $56,500 $97,500
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) $52,900 $97,400
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) $51,700 $96,300
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) $57,300 $95,200
Johns Hopkins University $57,800 $94,900
Kettering University $57,900 $94,500
Wentworth Institute of Technology $55,000 $92,400
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology $57,800 $92,300
University of Michigan $51,700 $91,900
Purdue University $51,000 $90,700
Milwaukee School of Engineering $54,600 $90,500
Michigan Technological University $53,400 $90,100
Lawrence Technological University $47,600 $89,900
Louisiana Tech University $45,300 $82,600
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) $55,100 $82,500
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) $51,000 $82,500
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) $46,800 $82,400
Texas Tech University $45,700 $82,100
Tennessee Technological University (TTU) $44,500 $79,900
LeTourneau University $48,500 $73,600
DeVry University $45,500 $73,100
Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) $41,600 $72,900
Colorado Technical University $42,000 $67,200
Pennsylvania College Of Technology $44,600 $61,900
Indiana Institute Of Technology $41,800 $54,000
Methodology
This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees who are full-time employees in the United States. These results may not represent all attendees of these colleges. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable, but does not include equity (stock) compensation. See full methodology for more.