This post hopes to answer the question on the minds of every high school student interested in engineering: “How much can I expect to make as a [Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Electrical, etc] engineer?”

I’ve summarized the key statistics in the “Summary” section, but you’re welcome to view the whole spreadsheet, which includes personal comments that help color each data point (for example, a hydraulics engineer in Texas said “Glass ceiling. Company got in legal trouble for not promoting any minorities”). You might even be able to message the respondent on Reddit if you’re inclined.

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Alexandra Williams

Electrical Engineering UIUC, 2015–2019. Software developer and cofounder of a startup.

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