EE Majors Earn Fourth Highest Salaries in the US

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August 27th, 2010

EE outcomesIf you’re hoping to earn a bigger paycheck out of college, you may want to major in Electrical Engineering (EE).

According to a recent report by PayScale.com, students majoring in EE earn the fourth-highest mid-career salaries in the US, with Computer Engineering (CE) graduates following closely behind at ninth.

EE graduates average $60,800 a year out of college and tend to make around $104,000 by the middle of their careers.

The BU EE Class of 2010 is almost on par with this statistic. Those who entered the workforce are averaging $60,333 per year salaries.

CE majors earn slightly higher right out of college, earning an average $61,200 a year, and usually make $99,500 at the midpoint of their careers.

The BU CE Class of 2010 beats the national average in earnings. Those who entered the workforce are averaging $64,563 per year salaries.

“The demand for electrical and computer engineers is very high right now,” said ECE Professor S. Hamid Nawab. “At BU, our ECE students are among the most highly paid of graduating seniors.”

-Rachel Harrington (rachelah@bu.edu)