How much money do engineers make?


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According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2012 median pay for civil engineers was $79,340 per year. Geographic location, industry, education and level of experience all factor into the individual salary of an engineer.

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While civil engineers are the most common type of engineer, there are a variety of other engineering disciplines. Industrial engineers make a median salary of $78,860 per year. At $130,280 per year, petroleum engineers are the highest paid in the field of engineering. Aerospace, computer hardware and nuclear engineers all make a median salary around $104,000 per year. Environmental and industrial engineers make about $79,000 per year.

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