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Engineer salary in United States

How much does an Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary

$93,519
Average $93,519
Low $55,956
High $156,298
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a engineer is $93,519 per year in the United States. 8k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Engineers in United States

  1. Shell
    3.9
    8,987 reviews6 salaries reported
    $130,725per year
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Highest paying cities for Engineers near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $144,308 per year
    172 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $118,205 per year
    209 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $100,788 per year
    78 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $92,608 per year
    156 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $92,512 per year
    39 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $91,678 per year
    22 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $91,315 per year
    135 salaries reported
  2. Indianapolis, IN
    $82,036 per year
    30 salaries reported
  3. Seattle, WA
    $73,411 per year
    36 salaries reported
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Where can an Engineer earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Engineers

Most recommended license

Architecture License

(earn +36.68% more)

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 22366.67% since 2018. Engineers with this license earn +36.68% more than the average base salary, which is $93,519 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
20171increase by 1
20189increase by 800.00%
20192022increase by 22366.67%

Top companies hiring Engineers on Indeed

Ericsson-Worldwide
Spanidea Systemms
The Home Depot
WSP
Tekrek Solutions Inc
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Top skills
Encryption
+34.85%salary
Top specialties
Telemetry
+31.57%salary
Top certifications
CCIE
+32.77%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
152 jobs248
563 jobs919
34 jobs53
246 jobs398
167 jobs206
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Most common benefits for Engineers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Profit sharing
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Stock options
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 8,890 ratings

62% of Engineers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Project Engineer

18,209 job openings

Average $80,672 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Engineer

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