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Top Engineering Jobs of 2018

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One of the core areas we staff in is Engineering. Below are 7  of the top* Engineering jobs, including what type of education respondents** in each field hold as well as the national average salary.


Mechanical Engineer

Average salary (nationwide): $84,190

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.


Bachelor’s degree 83%

Associates degree 7%

Some college, no degree 5%


Civil Engineer

Average salary (nationwide): $83,540

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.


Bachelor’s degree 43%

Master’ degree 26%

Post-baccalaureate certificate 13%


Petroleum Engineer

Average salary (nationwide): $128,230

Devise methods to improve oil and gas extraction and production and determine the need for new or modified tool designs. Oversee drilling and offer technical advice.


Bachelor’s degree 91%

Master’s degree 7%

Post-baccalaureate 3%



Average salary (nationwide): $76,930

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.


Bachelor’s degree 56%

Master’s degree 19%

Professional Degree 15%


Biomedical Engineer

Average salary (nationwide): $85,620

Apply knowledge of engineering, biology, and biomechanical principles to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, instrumentation, medical information systems, and health management and care delivery systems.


Bachelor’s degree 53%

Master’s degree30%

Doctoral degree 7%


Environmental Engineering Technician

Average salary (nationwide): $49,170

Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.


Bachelor’s degree 67%

High school diploma or equivalent 11%

Post-secondary certificate 8%


Environmental Engineer

Average salary (nationwide): $84,890

Research, design, plan, or perform engineering duties in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental hazards using various engineering disciplines. Work may include waste treatment, site remediation, or pollution control technology.


Master’s degree 48%

Bachelor’s degree 41%

Post-baccalaureate degree 7%


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*Source: US News

**Source: ONet Online

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