Katie Schenk - November 23, 2017
There’s good news for those wishing to pursue a master’s degree in mechanical engineering (either MS or ME) in the United States. The sector is set to grow at least nine percent between 2016 and 2026. While that is on par with the rest of the economy, it’s on the higher side.
According to PayScale.com, MS and ME degree holders had the potential for wide ranging salaries in 2016, depending on their positions (and, of course pre-study experience).
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) put the 2016 median pay (across degrees) at $84,190 per year, with a mean annual salary of $89,800.
The industries with the highest salaries, according to the BLS, are:
In case you’re wondering as you browse the employers that recruit MS and ME mechanical engineers on university campuses, the states employing the highest numbers of mechanical engineers are Michigan, California, Texas, Ohio, and Illinois. That might help you determine the best programme for your studies.
College Station, Texas
Davis (Sacramento), California
Los Angeles, California
Universities: US Northeast
Ithaca, New York
University Park, Pennsylvania
Universities: US South
Durham, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
Universities: US MidwestCase Western Reserve University - Case School of Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana
Universities offering ME degrees
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