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#251 FusionWhite

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:53 PM

QUOTE (roadwreck @ Dec 6 2010, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (FusionWhite @ Dec 6 2010, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Depending on how big the bonus is this year I have a good chance of topping 80K.


Pffffft! 80k? You may as well be digging ditches. How are you ever going to afford your own plane making that? wink.gif


Well this Nigerian prince has promised me a bunch of money for helping him out. I figure the money I get from him should be plenty for a plane.

#252 Supe

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:45 PM

Good luck! I just won all the money Nigeria had in the lotto! I didn't even know that I entered, but I won! I've got about $10k being wired to an account right now to cover the paperwork, but they promised I'd get it all back along with my millions.

#253 jv21

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 07:05 PM

QUOTE (Supe @ Dec 6 2010, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good luck! I just won all the money Nigeria had in the lotto! I didn't even know that I entered, but I won! I've got about $10k being wired to an account right now to cover the paperwork, but they promised I'd get it all back along with my millions.


lucky..... gosh.... bananadoggywow.gif

#254 Bob Engineer

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE (frazil @ Dec 15 2006, 07:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BE - Civil
5.5 yrs exp hydraulic engineer
PE
fed govt
mid-60's



hollecow...

why u all get high pay...

my friend from malaysia just get about 30k

#255 ironman

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:36 PM

QUOTE (Bob Engineer @ Jan 22 2011, 09:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (frazil @ Dec 15 2006, 07:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
BE - Civil
5.5 yrs exp hydraulic engineer
PE
fed govt
mid-60's



hollecow...

why u all get high pay...

my friend from malaysia just get about 30k


30k is like gas station worker wages where I am, I make like 85k a year. It just all depends on the cost of living in your area, if you can get a 6 pack of beer for 50 cents you dont need to make 100k a year to live well. OF course there is always the technology issue, no matter where you live a lap top or other technology will cost you a fortune when compared to your income, so all things are not equal.

#256 dontlikebeinganeng

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:38 PM

Pardon the bump from the dead.

82k base
9k Education Reimbursement
12.3k Bonus

Total: 103k

3.5 years exp
B.S. ChemE
P.E. Civil
Oil Industry

Edited by dontlikebeinganeng, 21 December 2011 - 07:42 PM.


#257 Machiavelli999

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:21 PM

^ ^ ^ Wow, chemical is where it's at I guess!

Almost 5 years experience.
Electrical Engineer
Consulting

Base + Bonus = 79.5k

#258 Dexman PE PMP

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:49 PM

Civil Construction Management
9yrs experience

$85k straight salary.

#259 Jordan S

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:25 AM

BS EE '01
5 years engineering experience (5 years Army before that)
PE last week
Consulting firm, Ohio
$65K

#260 IlPadrino

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:20 AM

BS CSYS '94
MS ITM '04
17 years of engineering experience (with a few wars thrown in for good measure)
$93k/year + housing

reward of serving our nation: priceless!

I can't imagine what I'll do when I retire at age 51... but it won't be for the money!

#261 benbo

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 03:41 PM

BSEE
MS - Information Systems (more of a business degree)
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About $120 K
I work in gvt now for 8 years but previously in private industry for about 16 years.
I live in CA so make the proper adjustments. I think it's like 70 K in Kentucky or something like that.
Plus it's certainly possible to make substantially more, and some people on this site do but they probably won't post.
I'm old and I've been working a long time. :old-025:

#262 TrussGuy85

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 04:06 PM

Does anyone know how much salaries dipped since the recession hit? I know there is a big surplus of Civil grads out there, so one could safely assume that the going rate is lower than when I started 4.5 years ago. Before long, we'll have a ton of highly educated (Master's degrees), low experience engineers.

#263 richardw0000

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:50 PM

BSEE, MSIE
PE (Passed Oct. '11)
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7 years experience
Controls engineering - federal gov't.
$87278

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:25 AM

BSChE, MSEE
PE (Passed Oct. '05)
Houston, TX
Petroleum Engineering
$?? (no one would believe me, but well I am lapping six digits)

PS - benbo; I have socks older than you :P

#265 mudpuppy

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:33 PM


BSEE - 2000
MSEE - 2001
Six years experience including five in System Protection/Relaying
~$70 000


4.5 years later, same stats and job, $94k. I think I'll plateau just over 6 figures in the next few years. But the nice thing is cost of living here is fairly low.

#266 benbo

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:41 PM

$?? (no one would believe me, but well I am lapping six digits)

I would believe it. Especially because of this-

Petroleum Engineering


Petroleum engineering is probably the best bet, but I think anything to do with energy is a good bet for the future (generally speakuing). Not everyone will make pay like this, but I think the job security will be pretty good.

#267 Blak

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 06:10 PM

Looking through these posts of salaries for engineers makes my stomach turn. The reason why engineer's salaries are low is because of the industry exemption. Companies use this to de-value their engineers pay. Today anybody can call themselves an engineer, this is not right. If the industry exemption did not exist, engineers will be paid what they are worth. Today we are paid peanuts.

#268 dray

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:30 PM

It makes my stomach turn too.

EE
6 yrs experience. (2 in manufacturing, 4 in consulting)
Take the PE in April
53k when i left manufacturing. 51K when I started consulting. 48K this year.

It's been going down since my first gig. Started consulting so I could get my PE. Hopefully it will lead me to greener pastures.

#269 Dexman PE PMP

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:36 PM

I took a paycut when I left my first job (heavy highway contractor) to get into the consulting world. It allowed me to get my PE, and ultimately allowed me to get back into construction (and a big pay raise), although this time I work for the owner as a construction manager.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:09 AM

Good money in petrochemicals and oil industry (all disciplines) for those with experience and just starting out.

#271 dontlikebeinganeng

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

5 years experience

B.S. ChemE

Civil and Mechanical PE

Was a New Face of Engineering

 

Moved from downstream oil processing to upstream processing with big oil.

 

110k base

22k bonus

15k car allowance

10k misc relocation allowance + relocation 

5k sign on bonus

 

 

Total: 162k.

 

Will be attending Haas part time mba later this year, so didn't add tuition reimbursement. 



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:37 AM

MSEE 88 Electric Power PE April 13 (???) 20+ Years Experince mostly in the Nuclear Industry Working as contractor (consultant) at a nuclear plant Avg annual salary for last five years $160-170K + Per Diem(living expenses since living away from home) + Overtime. But no Benefits. Permanent (regular) employees with my kind of background $100-120 plus benefits & bonus.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:08 PM

BSME 2005
EIT 2011
Main supervisor
$58K base --- $90-105 with overtime
Plant engineer
$74 salary + bonus as high as 13K actual payout
Plant engineer
$55 salary + OT and Bonus --- started 3 months ago....we'll see by year end
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