Salary Information

NACE Statistics

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Entry-Level Salaries for Engineering Disciplines

NOTE: Starting salaries in industries along the Gulf Coast and Greater Houston Area are averaging approximately $7K - $12K higher per discipline than the national average. Information not provided in the tables below means that not enough employers within that discipline or educational classification level participated in the statistical study to determine a realistic national average.

  2007-2008 2010-2011
BioMed/BioTech (BS) $INFO NOT PROVIDED $INFO NOT PROVIDED
BioMed/BioTech (MS) $INFO NOT PROVIDED $INFO NOT PROVIDED
Chemical (BS) $59,218 $66,886
Chemical (MS) $66,542 $INFO NOT PROVIDED
Civil (BS) $48,998 $INFO NOT PROVIDED
Civil (MS) $51,297 $INFO NOT PROVIDED
Computer (BS) $55,920 $60,112
Computer (MS) $67,304 $INFO NOT PROVIDED
Electrical (BS) $55,333 $60,646
Electrical (MS) $68,247 $INFO NOT PROVIDED
Industrial (BS) $INFO NOT PROVIDED $58,549
Industrial (MS) $INFO NOT PROVIDED $INFO NOT PROVIDED
Mechanical (BS) $54,057 $60,739
Mechanical (MS) $62,209 $INFO NOT PROVIDED
Petroleum (BS) $INFO NOT PROVIDED $INFO NOT PROVIDED
Petroleum (MS) $INFO NOT PROVIDED $INFO NOT PROVIDED
 
  2011-2012  
Aerospace (BS) $INFO NOT PROVIDED  
BioMed/BioTech (BS) $64,200  
Chemical (BS) $51,800  
Civil (BS) $63,000  
Computer (BS) $55,300  
Electrical (BS) $67,800  
Mechanical (BS) $61,500