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Engineering in Pennsylvania

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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Pennsylvania

Around 1.5% of Pennsylvania's graduates graduate from engineering degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 5,947 engineers graduate from Pennsylvania's 53 engineering schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a engineering program is University of Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania, which was ranked 4th in the country in 2010, is located in Philadelphia. 474 students graduated with a degree in engineering from University of Pennsylvania in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Pennsylvania was $40,514 per year.

Swarthmore College, which is located in Swarthmore, is the second-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 15th in the country in 2010. 17 students graduated with degree in engineering from Swarthmore College in 2010. The tuition rate at Swarthmore College was $39,600 per year.

Carnegie Mellon University, which is located in Pittsburgh, is the third-ranked school in Pennsylvania that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 644 students graduated from Carnegie Mellon University engineering program. The tuition rate at Carnegie Mellon University was $42,136 per year.


Tuition at Pennsylvania's engineering schools ranges from $42,342 per year to $2,720 per year. But, the average tuition is $19,047 per year. In 2010, the following Pennsylvania engineering schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Bucknell University - located in Lewisburg, students are charged $42,342 per year
  2. Carnegie Mellon University - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $42,136 per year
  3. University of Pennsylvania - located in Philadelphia, students are charged $40,514 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Pennsylvania engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Community College of Allegheny County - located in Pittsburgh, students are charged $2,720 per year
  2. Community College of Beaver County - located in Monaca, students are charged $2,796 per year
  3. Lehigh Carbon Community College - located in Schnecksville, students are charged $3,120 per year

An engineering degree from a Pennsylvania school... what next?

Many Pennsylvania engineering graduates become a agricultural engineer, transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, marine engineer, and materials engineer. If you decide to work as an engineer in Pennsylvania, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 54,520 Pennsylvania engineer as of 2010. This number includes 5,960 engineering managers, 30 agricultural engineers, and 12,230 transportation engineers. The Pennsylvania counties with the largest populations of engineer are:

  1. Bucks County - 17,260 engineers
  2. Allegheny County - 13,390 engineers
  3. Warren County - 2,950 engineers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 52,750 engineers will be working in Pennsylvania. This would require the number of engineer to shrink by 0%.


On average, engineers earn a salary of $71,566 per year in Pennsylvania state. However, this number is only an average. Engineer in Pennsylvania had varying salaries from $21,890 to $165,050 per year in 2010. Engineers in the following Pennsylvania counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lebanon County - $76,000 per year
  2. Bucks County - $74,313 per year
  3. Warren County - $73,653 per year

The Pennsylvania counties with the lowest average salary for engineers are:

  1. Bedford County - $59,346 per year
  2. Clarion County - $61,693 per year
  3. Erie County - $61,873 per year

The engineers with highest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $121,460 per year
  2. Engineering Teacher - $112,970 per year
  3. Marine Engineer - $97,640 per year

The engineers with lowest average salaries in Pennsylvania were:

  1. Environmental Engineering Technician - $46,790 per year
  2. Civil Engineering Technician - $45,920 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Pennsylvania statistics regarding a career in engineering. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Engineering in Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree in Engineering in Pennsylvania
  • Doctoral Degree in Engineering in Pennsylvania
  • Certificate in Engineering in Pennsylvania

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Civil Engineers 12,230 $76,190 32.2%
Mechanical Engineers 10,860 $77,210 15.3%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 6,840 $54,040 19.2%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 5,960 $121,460 -16.1%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 3,300 $51,460 -7.8%
Civil Engineering Technicians 2,610 $45,920 4.8%
Engineers, All Other 2,490 $90,270 -29.7%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 2,450 $112,970 3.4%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 1,900 $48,940 -10.0%
Materials Engineers 1,410 $80,520 19.5%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 1,380 $62,360 -52.2%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 1,260 $69,920 27.3%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 960 $46,790 12.9%
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 630 $64,010 40.0%
Ship Engineers 100 $66,590
Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 60 $55,830
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 50 $97,640 -28.6%
Agricultural Engineers 30 $66,060

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