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Reston, VA - United States engineer's salaries have remained mostly constant, with starting salaries for newly graduated engineers dipping around 4% from 2010. Salaries for mid-career engineers stayed the same, dropping less than 1%. In 2011, the typical entry-level engineer earned an annual median salary of $58,354, according to Engineers' Salaries: Special Industry Report, 2011. The median salary for a mid-career engineer in 2011 was $91,054. The median salary for engineers with a Master's degree was $66,579, and for PhD's, $88,529.

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As in the past, the East North Central region which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, is the best paying region for engineers at starting experience levels. Mid-career salaries for engineers in large companies (5,000 employees and up) were just a bit higher than for medium and small companies.

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This information comes from the Engineers' Salaries: Special Industry Report, 2011 survey undertaken by the Engineering Workforce Commission. For more information on salaries, plus information on engineers enrolled in or graduating from engineering schools, please go to the Engineering Workforce Commission web site at http://www.ewc-online.org or call us directly at 1-888-400-2237 x 2.

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