Some high-earning engineering careers include aerospace engineers, who earn a median wage of $103,720; biomedical engineers, who make $86,900; and chemical engineers, a job that pays a median wage of $86,960, notes the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as of 2015. Another well-paying engineering career is the civil engineer, who makes $79,340 annually.
Computer hardware engineers make $100,920 per year, states the BLS. Electrical and electronics engineers earn an average of $89,630, while environmental engineers earn an average of $80,890 and health and safety engineers earn around $76,830. Materials engineers earn around $85,150, and petroleum engineers usually make around $130,280. Most engineering jobs require a bachelor's degree or higher for entrants in the field.