The PayScale Index » Engineering and Science Industry

Engineering and Science Industry Pay Trends

Updated April 11, 2017

Engineering is a broad discipline which is often broken down into several sub-disciplines. These disciplines concern themselves with differing areas of engineering work. The four main brances are Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Other engineering fields sometimes included as major branches are manufacturing engineering, acoustical engineering, corrosion engineering, instrumentation and control, aerospace, automotive, computer, electronic, petroleum, environmental, systems, audio, software, architectural, agricultural, biosystems, biomedical, geological, textile, industrial, materials, and nuclear engineering.

Wage Growth for Engineering and Science, Q1 2017


since last quarter


since 2006

The PayScale Index: Engineering and Science Industry vs. National (US) by Quarter
Quarterly Compensation Trends for Engineering and Science Industry
The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.
Engineering and Science Industry
National (US)

Learn More About Our Compensation Software

Get Pay Right
Eliminate compensation guesswork and try us today!
Methodology for The PayScale Index: Trends in Compensation
The PayScale Index tracks quarterly changes in total cash compensation for full-time, private industry employees and education professionals in the United States. In addition to a national index, it includes separate indices for specific industries, metropolitan areas, job categories, and company sizes. The PayScale Index uses 2006 average total cash compensation as a baseline.

See full methodology for compensation trend reports.

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers Start Here »