According to May 2012 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean yearly salary for an electrical engineer is $91,810 and the mean yearly salary for an aerospace engineer is $104,810. These salaries equate to $44.14 an hour and $50.39 an hour.
An engineer's salary can greatly vary, as engineering is a vast industry with many specific disciplines. While there are almost 200 engineering fields, they can be grouped into seven primary categories: chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, engineering sciences, geotechnical engineering and mechanical engineering. Regardless of the field, an engineer's job is to use analytical skills and creativity to plan, design and develop significant creations that benefit society.