Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$80,232 / yrTotal Pay
$74,139 / yrBase Pay
$6,093 / yrAdditional Pay

$80,232

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

The estimated total pay for a Engineer is $80,232 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $74,139 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 $6,093 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

$80,232 /yr
Engineer
$116,528 /yr
Senior Engineer
$159,752 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Engineer

Some related job titles are Civil Engineer Salaries with median pay of $69,649, Electrical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $87,616, Industrial Engineer Salaries with median pay of $86,656, Civil Engineer Salaries with median pay of $78,412.

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
$220,848/yr
3
Google
$201,064/yr
4
Xilinx
$192,486/yr
5
Adobe
$191,464/yr
6
Airbnb
$190,292/yr
8
eBay
$188,171/yr

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$92,249

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$141,350

 / yr

$112,917

 / yr

$180,036

 / yr

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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.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$126,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$78,500

/yr

$78K | $500

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$70,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
MDM Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$60,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$120,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$1,000

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Cellular Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$182,000

/yr

$150K | $32K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday

Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Engineer is $74,139 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 60027 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Engineer employees.

The highest salary for an Engineer in United States is $121,654 per year.

The lowest salary for an Engineer in United States is $45,182 per year.

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