Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential

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Ready to crunch numbers, build buildings and design new products? You're in luck, because as you look at our list of engineering schools, you'll see that the best engineering schools' graduates enjoy healthy paychecks. Review our list of the top engineering schools ranked by 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
Starting Median Salary Mid-Career Median Salary
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) $69,600 $123,000
Harvey Mudd College $64,400 $121,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) $69,700 $115,000
Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) $61,000 $113,000
State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College $57,300 $109,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) $59,500 $107,000
Colorado School of Mines $63,400 $106,000
Stevens Institute of Technology $59,400 $106,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) $61,200 $104,000
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) $60,000 $103,000
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) $55,700 $103,000
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) $53,400 $103,000
Georgia Institute of Technology $57,500 $102,000
Case Western Reserve University $52,600 $101,000
Clarkson University $57,900 $100,000
Massachusetts Maritime Academy $54,300 $98,000
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology $56,700 $96,300
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) $52,000 $96,000
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT) $60,700 $95,800
Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) $58,600 $94,400
Cooper Union $56,700 $94,300
Kettering University $56,500 $89,400
Michigan Technological University $53,000 $88,800
Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) $53,700 $88,700
Milwaukee School of Engineering $54,100 $86,500
Lawrence Technological University $49,100 $86,300
Wentworth Institute of Technology $53,200 $85,200
Montana Tech of The University of Montana $55,200 $83,200
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) $52,200 $82,100
Southern Polytechnic State University $47,300 $81,200
Devry University $45,200 $70,700
Xavier University of Louisiana $42,300 $69,400
ITT Technical Institute $41,300 $62,600
Pennsylvania College Of Technology $40,800 $60,800
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.
 
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