Highest paying Jobs in Mechanical Engineering [Mechanical engineering]

Highest paying Jobs in Mechanical Engineering

How well do the jobs available to mechanical engineers pay?

To expand on the other well-named fellow's answer, Mechanical Engineering is a versatile field, moreso than any other branch of engineering. Other branches, like Chemical, Electrical, Material Science, etc all pay very well, but they are focused fields with only a few different types of places you can go.

Mechanical engineers on the other hand do a little bit of everything. We design airframes and other structural elements for machines, we do engines, we do building systems and construction, oil and gas pipelines, etc. You name it, Mech E's usually have a hand in building it. So that said, since there's so much variation in what we do, there's variation in what we're paid.

The highest paying field for a Mech E is going to be in the oil/gas industry. Some larger schools will have a specific major called Petroleum Engineering, which is kind of a hybrid of Mechanical, Chemical and Civil engineering, but regular Mech E's get those jobs all the time.

The next highest paying is aerospace engineering. Despite what you may think, at the undergraduate level, aerospace and mechanical engineering are nearly interchangeable. Most Mech E programs will offer elective classes during the final two years of school so you can specialize, there will be aerospace classes among them to choose from.

After that, most Mech E's are all within the same range.

But beyond starting salaries, long term thinking is important too. Think about what kind of company you want to work for. In the buliding industry for instance, starting salaries for Mech E's are a little lower than average, but there's much more opportunity to rise the ranks and own your own engineering firm. Whereas the likelihood of you joining the board of directors at Lockheed Martin or Exxon is far less likely. Engineers often go to these places and spend their entire career making roughly the same amount of money, starting high and plateauing early.



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What are the highest paying engineering jobs?

environmental engineering is most likely to make the most money over any other type of engineer, from civil, mechanical, electrical, and even computer science. the fines and the importance of the environment is what brings in the money for most environmental engineers. the significance of an environmental engineer is often times overlooked, many dont realize how much of an effect these people have on their lives.

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What is the highest paying engineer job?

Flight engineers and marine engineers can be two of the top highest

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