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Quick Facts: Engineer Industry

Median Pay:   $93,066 per year | $45 per hour
Entry-Level Education:   Bachelor's degree
Work Experience:   None
Number of Jobs, 2014:   1,604,000

Engineer Occupations:

  • Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers$90,160
  • Materials engineers$87,690
  • Mechanical engineers$83,060
  • Industrial engineers$81,490
  • Environmental engineers$83,360
  • Electronics engineers, except computer$95,790
  • Electrical engineers$91,410
  • Computer hardware engineers$108,430
  • Civil engineers$82,050
  • Chemical engineers$96,940
  • Biomedical engineers$86,950
  • Agricultural engineers$71,730
  • Aerospace engineers$105,380
  • Marine engineers and naval architects$92,930
  • Nuclear engineers$100,470
  • Petroleum engineers$130,050
  • Engineers, all other$94,240

Online Engineering Degrees

Since engineering is such an incredibly broad field of study, most online engineering degrees have a specific focus.

Students will need to choose between the broader categories of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and biological engineering. Read on to learn a little more about each type as well as why an online degree might benefit you.

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