Best Schools For Engineering Majors by Salary Potential

Earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering is a great investment in your future career. Learn more about the best undergraduate engineering universities by salary.

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Rank 
School Name 
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
1$83,700$153,700

1United States Naval Academy
Early Career Pay$83,700
Mid-Career Pay$153,700
2$85,600$152,400

2Stanford University
Early Career Pay$85,600
Mid-Career Pay$152,400
3$87,100$150,700

3Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Early Career Pay$87,100
Mid-Career Pay$150,700
4$85,600$149,500

4University of California-Berkeley
Early Career Pay$85,600
Mid-Career Pay$149,500
5$82,100$148,200

5University of Tulsa
Early Career Pay$82,100
Mid-Career Pay$148,200
6$92,200$147,900

6Marietta College
Early Career Pay$92,200
Mid-Career Pay$147,900
7$82,400$147,700

7Harvey Mudd College
Early Career Pay$82,400
Mid-Career Pay$147,700
8$74,200$147,400

8University of California-San Diego
Early Career Pay$74,200
Mid-Career Pay$147,400
9$82,000$147,200

9Duke University
Early Career Pay$82,000
Mid-Career Pay$147,200
10$75,300$145,600

10Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Early Career Pay$75,300
Mid-Career Pay$145,600
11$80,600$145,400

11Columbia University in the City of New York
Early Career Pay$80,600
Mid-Career Pay$145,400
12$80,500$145,300

12Cornell University
Early Career Pay$80,500
Mid-Career Pay$145,300
13$80,600$144,600

13Rice University
Early Career Pay$80,600
Mid-Career Pay$144,600
14$78,300$144,400

14University of California-Santa Cruz
Early Career Pay$78,300
Mid-Career Pay$144,400
15$81,500$144,300

15Harvard University
Early Career Pay$81,500
Mid-Career Pay$144,300
16$77,600$142,800

16Santa Clara University
Early Career Pay$77,600
Mid-Career Pay$142,800
17$75,600$142,400

17Yale University
Early Career Pay$75,600
Mid-Career Pay$142,400
18$72,500$141,600

18University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Early Career Pay$72,500
Mid-Career Pay$141,600
19$79,200$141,500

19Dartmouth College
Early Career Pay$79,200
Mid-Career Pay$141,500
20$81,800$141,400

20California Institute of Technology
Early Career Pay$81,800
Mid-Career Pay$141,400
21$78,300$140,800

21University of California-Los Angeles
Early Career Pay$78,300
Mid-Career Pay$140,800
22$80,400$140,500

22Carnegie Mellon University
Early Career Pay$80,400
Mid-Career Pay$140,500
22$80,500$140,500

22Princeton University
Early Career Pay$80,500
Mid-Career Pay$140,500
24$75,300$140,400

24Colorado School of Mines
Early Career Pay$75,300
Mid-Career Pay$140,400
25$80,400$140,200

25United States Military Academy
Early Career Pay$80,400
Mid-Career Pay$140,200
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Schools that grant a lot of engineering degrees always rank highly in PayScale’s overall school rankings for salary potential. So it’s no surprise that when we look only at the salaries for engineering grads the overall salaries are even higher at top colleges. PayScale’s College Salary Report has data for engineering graduates from hundreds of colleges and universities. Find out where an engineering degree leads to the highest paycheck.

Well-known colleges like MIT, Harvey Mudd, CalTech and UC Berkeley are good bets. Famous personalities who studied engineering in college include former U.S. President Herbert Hoover, film icon Alfred Hitchcock, and astronaut Alan Shepard.


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