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 bachelor's degrees.
engineers work wherever products are manufactured -- in industry,
government, research, service, and consulting. Manufacturing
activities contribute more than 25% of the U.S. GDP, and according
to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 60% of
engineers employed in the United States are involved in
The national average
starting salary for new manufacturing engineering graduates ranges
from $45,000 to $59,000.
According to the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the average
starting salary for a manufacturing engineering graduate (BS) is
$44,837. The group estimates that the average salary of all
manufacturing engineers is $57,683.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.