Salaries, demand up for engineers

Policastro, Ellen Fussell
April 2008
InTech;Apr2008, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p69
The article addresses an increase in the salaries of engineers in the U.S. According to the National Society of Professional Engineers 2007 Engineering Income & Salary Survey, the median salaries of engineers increased over 10 percent from 2006, and up more than 19 percent from 2005. Key findings indicate that the number of engineering graduates is also strong, with nearly 75,000 new engineering bachelor's degrees awarded in the 2005-2006 academic year. Richard Harner, online spectroscopy specialist in process analytical chemistry at the Dow Chemical Co., claims that the trends are for increased referral fees and bonuses for internal referrals for mechanical engineers.


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