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Engineering Co-op/Intern Salaries for 2018


 

UMD B.S. Students
ENGINEERING MAJOR MEAN HOURLY SALARY
Aerospace Engineering 20.40
Bioengineering 18.70
Chemical Engineering 21.70
Civil & Environmental Engineering 17.90
Computer Engineering 24.10
Electrical Engineering 22.50
Fire Protection Engineering 20.60
Materials Engineering 19.90
Mechanical Engineering 21.00
Mean Salary for All Majors 21.30

 

UMD M.S. Students
ENGINEERING MAJOR MEAN HOURLY SALARY
Aerospace Engineering (2 responses) 24.10
Bioengineering (0 responses) -
Civil & Environmental Engineering (19 responses) 20.40
Electrical & Computer Engineering (16 responses) 26.60
Materials Engineering (0 responses) -
Mechanical Engineering (5 responses) 22.90
Systems Engineering (16 responses) 22.70
Telecommunications Engineering (28 responses) 21.90

 

UMD Ph.D. Students
ENGINEERING MAJOR MEAN HOURLY SALARY
Aerospace Engineering (2 responses) 34.70
Chemical Engineering (2 responses) 38.10
Civil & Environmental Engineering (1 response) 33.60
Electrical & Computer Engineering (27 responses) 40.80
Mechanical Engineering (2 responses) 39.20

 


Engineering Post-Graduation Salaries for 2018


 

UMD B.S. Degree Graduates
ENGINEERING MAJOR MEAN ANNUAL SALARY
Aerospace Engineering 71,200
Bioengineering 69,500
Chemical Engineering 73,200
Civil & Environmental Engineering 63,100
Computer Engineering 85,300
Electrical Engineering 73,400
Fire Protection Engineering 73,100
Materials Engineering 71,100
Mechanical Engineering 68,500
Mean Salary for All Majors 70,800

 

UMD M.S. Degree Graduates
ENGINEERING MAJOR MEAN ANNUAL SALARY
Aerospace Engineering 83,500
Bioengineering 80,200
Chemical Engineering 78,500
Civil & Environmental Engineering 70,500
Electrical & Computer Engineering 90,700
Fire Protection Engineering 76,100
Mechanical Engineering 77,900
Systems Engineering 81,200
Telecommunications 87,300

 

UMD Ph.D. Graduates
ENGINEERING MAJOR MEAN ANNUAL SALARY
Aerospace Engineering (7 responses) 93,500
Bioengineering (7 responses) 83,200
Chemical Engineering (4 responses) 94,200
Civil & Environmental Engineering (3 response) 88,800
Electrical & Computer Engineering (9 responses) 109,900
Materials Engineering (3 responses) 94,800
Mechanical Engineering (11 responses) 96,300

 

Websites for Additional Salary Information

  • Salary.com - provides reports and calculators by profession and location.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics  - Wage Data by Area and Occupation
  • Glassdoor - includes user-reported information on salaries, interviews, and company reviews. Create a free account with your .edu email address. Note that negotiation information is included under Interviews, not Salaries. 
GoinGlobal and USA Career Guides are helpful resources for industry and cost of living data for U.S. and international cities. To access, log in to Careers4Engineers or Careers4Terps, then click on the logo. 
 
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