Mechanical engineering jobs in the United States are growing at a robust rate, according to a new report from the National Science Foundation.
The average salary for a full-time engineer in 2015 was $94,900, according the report, which looked at data from more than 30 years of salary data collected by the Federal Labor Relations Board.
Engineering jobs have also been rising at a steady pace, which is expected to continue as more firms embrace technology and automation.
The report also found that the percentage of engineers employed in manufacturing grew from 23% in 2000 to 32% in 2015, while the percentage employed in health care increased from 9% in 2010 to 13% in 2017.
The National Science Board reports the average hourly pay for full- and part-time engineers, the two most common jobs in engineering, are at $82.80 and $89.20, respectively.
For health care jobs, the median pay for an engineer was $78.20 and $82, with the average pay for a health care engineer at $89 a year.
The top five positions with the highest median hourly pay in 2015 were mechanical engineering (over $92,000), manufacturing (over$92,700), information technology (over of $95,400), and financial engineering (between $95 and $100,000).