Earnings for engineers vary significantly by
specialty, industry, and education. Even so, as a group, engineers earn
some of the highest average starting salaries among those holding
the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median
annual wage for or aerospace engineers was $109,650 in May 2016. The
median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation
earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10
percent earned less than $69,150, and the highest 10 percent earned
more than $160,290.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US
Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics. Photos are courtesy of NASA.