Mixed Salary Trends for Engineers

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According to the 2011 ERC Salary Survey, engineering jobs have shown mixed salary trends from 2008. Many engineering jobs showed modest or no increases, while others, particularly high-level engineering jobs, showed higher increases from 2008.

 

Engineering Jobs with the Highest Salary Increases from 2008

 

 

2008

2009

2010

2011

% Increase from ’08

Engineering Cost Estimator

$49,504

$56,360

$56,055

$59,600

20.4%

Engineering Project Manager

$75,712

$81,441

$84,169

$89,685

18.5%

Engineer III

$65,300

$71,520

$71,208

$77,027

18.0%

Engineer IV

$77,295

$82,000

$81,400

$87,476

13.2%

Manufacturing Engineer Manager

$84,678

$83,991

$83,991

$92,500

9.2%

 

Among the jobs that showed more modest increases from 2008, and only slight increases or no increases from 2010, were Application Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Plant Engineers, Process Engineers, Quality Engineers, and lower level Engineers (Engineer I and Engineer II). Salaries reported for engineering technician jobs followed a similar trend.

For more information about the ERC Salary Survey, please click here