Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$80,621 / yrTotal Pay
$74,446 / yrBase Pay
$6,174 / yrAdditional Pay

$80,621

 / yr
$49K$133K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Engineer is $80,621 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $74,446 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $6,174 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Engineer

$80,621 /yr
Engineer
$117,021 /yr
Senior Engineer
$160,295 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Engineer

Some related job titles are Civil Engineer Salaries with median pay of $70,010, Electrical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $87,951, Industrial Engineer Salaries with median pay of $87,122, Civil Engineer Salaries with median pay of $78,524.

Top Paying Companies

For an Engineer in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Engineer in United States. Employers include Meta, Tencent and Google.

1
Meta
$218,506/yr
3
Google
$200,044/yr
4
Xilinx
$191,688/yr
5
Adobe
$191,318/yr
7
Airbnb
$189,101/yr
8
eBay
$187,493/yr
10
Startup
$184,819/yr

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Top Paying Industries

For an Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Engineer in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $133,456, Financial Services with a median total pay of $122,500, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $120,779, Insurance with a median total pay of $117,782, and Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $115,624.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$133,456

    20% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$122,500

    13% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$120,779

    12% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$117,782

    10% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$115,624

    8% Higher than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Engineer are Meta, Tencent, and Google.

MetaMeta$218,506/yr
TencentTencent$202,150/yr
GoogleGoogle$200,044/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

A Engineer salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Engineer in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $39,651 to $88,810 per year, based on 10 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Engineer in US can make a salary range of $78,765 to $123,285 with at least 5 years of experience, based on 1,953 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Engineer gets the highest compensation are Splunk, Inc., Capital One Financial Corporation and TikTok. Bigger companies typically pay 15.71% less than smaller companies for a Engineer.

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Engineer

United States of America

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$98,000

/yr

$90K | $8K

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Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$125,000

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United States of America

 | 15+ years

$250,000

/yr

$160K | $90K

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Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$101,004

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United States of America

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$2,000

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Threat Detection Engineer

United States of America

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$134,000

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United States of America

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$160,000

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Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Engineer is $74,446 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 62204 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Engineer employees.

The highest salary for an Engineer in United States is $122,045 per year.

The lowest salary for an Engineer in United States is $45,411 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Engineer.