Salaries for Jobs in Engineering

ProgramPotential job titlesEntry-level4-5 years10 yearsStar rating
Associate in EngineeringMaterials engineer, agricultural engineer, civil engineer$76,440$93,267$127,3795
Civil Engineering TechnologyCost estimator, transportation engineer, environmental engineer$49,490$58,864$72,9874
Electronics Engineering TechnologyElectronics drafter, medical equipment repairer$35,693$47,986$64,8964
Geomatics TechnologyCartographer, photogrammetrist, Geographic Information Systems technologist$40,622$55,557$63,4823
Mechanical Engineering TechnologyMechanical drafter, automotive engineer, industrial engineer technologist$37,544$49,920$64,5842
Mechanical Engineering Technology: MechatronicsMechanical drafter, automotive engineer, industrial engineer technologist$37,544$49,920$64,5842

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Lightcast is an Idaho-based labor market data analysis firm that aims to help communities understand the economic value of higher education and help colleges maximize the value of their education.

Lightcast projects salaries for entry-level positions, as well as after four to five years and after 10 years in specific careers. Various data, including quarterly wage and salary information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and proprietary internal projections, is used to make the projections. The company's data helps identify skill gaps that keep job seekers and employers apart and tools to bridge that gap.

Star ratings are assigned by, a partnership of state-level experts in public education, higher education, workforce development, college financing and labor market economics. The ratings are based on wages, projected growth rate and projected job openings. Occupations are rated from one to five stars, and those with more stars are considered to have better career prospects.