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Engineer salary in United States

How much does an Engineer make in the United States?

Average base salary

$100,227
Average $100,227
Low $60,470
High $166,125
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a engineer is $100,227 per year in the United States. 19.2k salaries reported, updated at December 2, 2023

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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. ExxonMobil
    3.9
    5,336 reviews44 salaries reported
    $139,641per year
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Highest paying cities for Engineers near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $112,680 per year
    533 salaries reported
  2. San Diego, CA
    $111,860 per year
    331 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $105,139 per year
    216 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $104,965 per year
    372 salaries reported
  2. St. Louis, MO
    $99,874 per year
    89 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $96,550 per year
    556 salaries reported
  1. Atlanta, GA
    $96,363 per year
    214 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $96,306 per year
    172 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $93,807 per year
    60 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 certification

CCIE

(earn +32.77% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 36.84% since 2018. Engineers with this certification earn +32.77% more than the average base salary, which is $100,227 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20135increase by 5
20143decrease by 40.00%
201532increase by 966.67%
201615decrease by 53.13%
201710decrease by 33.33%
201819increase by 90.00%
201912decrease by 36.84%

Top companies hiring Engineers with the recommended certification

Lockheed Martin
Goodyear
Intel Corporation
Warner Bros. Discovery
Iridium Satellite, LLC
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Top schools offering CCIE

Measureup

7 reviews

CCIEin8Weeks

Top skills
Encryption
+34.85%salary
Top specialties
Telemetry
+31.57%salary
Top fields of study
Computer Science Degree
+30.79%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?

System Engineer

Job openings

Average $106,864 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Engineer

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