Can Mechanical engineers work as Civil engineers? [Mechanical engineering]

Can Mechanical engineers work as Civil engineers?

Who makes more money, Mechanical Engineers or Civil Engineers?

Hi Lakenzwa,

This is a good question, but it's not easy to answer. In general, mechanical engineers seem to earn more according to major ( but there are are a variety of factors that influence your salary, some of which will depend on the major, and others on your personal situation.

For example, different schools tend to have different average starting salaries upon graduation. So looking at the numbers coming from one school might show one major earning more than the other. However, another school might show the reverse. Generally, schools with higher rankings can command a higher salary, so a civil engineer from a top school might make more money than a mechanical engineer from another, even though the averages say otherwise.

This still isn't the full picture, however. Depending on what industry you enter, you could earn more as a starting civil engineer than a starting mechanical engineer. The same goes for the company you choose to join.

Both majors can command a higher than average salary, and what you choose to do with your major will greatly influence your particular salary, much more so than picking one or the other based on the average earnings.



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