Electronic engineering grads looking to make a career in the tech industry are being offered more money than they’ve ever made before.
While the job market is still weak, employers are increasingly offering entry-level positions with more opportunities for advancement.
Some are even looking at making them a full-time career option.
But the job of a mechanical engineer is a unique one.
Mechanical engineers have traditionally been seen as specialists in the field of mechanical engineering.
But as their skills improve, the salaries they earn have risen to a level that’s far above the average for engineers.
In fact, they’re making more than most engineers earn in their fields of expertise, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The BLS reports that the median salary for a mechanical engineering grad is $65,600 a year, while the median earnings for a pilot, mechanic and engineer are just $53,000 a year.
Mechanical engineering graduates have also seen their pay rise by almost a third since 2000, to an average of $84,800 a year over that period.
To top it off, there’s a $9,000 bonus available if you have a high school diploma or more.
And while some employers have raised their starting salaries by 5 percent or more, the average salaries for those who graduated with a four-year degree are $55,600.
There are many other reasons for the high salaries of mechanical engineers, too.
A recent survey by McKinsey found that employers are hiring more mechanical engineers than ever, but many employers are also looking for people with strong interpersonal skills.
Mechanical engineers also have the highest rates of college debt among all professions.
They are also more likely to be college-educated, as they earn more than any other profession.
They have also been the fastest-growing segment of the workforce, according the BLS.