Salary for Automotive Engineers

Also known as:  Auto Research Engineer, Combustion Engineer, Engine Designer, Heating and Cooling Systems Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Tool and Die Engineer, Tool Engineer

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Individuals employed as automotive engineers use computer-assisted design technology to develop new and improved vehicle system and subsystem designs. Automotive engineers serve supervisory and directorial functions in the construction, modification and testing phase for the products which they have designed. They may also create testing equipment and procedures, or develop project cost estimates. Significant technical knowledge and familiarity with computer-assisted design technology are required for this occupation.

An Automotive Engineer usually receives salaries ranging between 64000 to 96000 depending on the level of experience. Automotive Engineers can get an average wage of Eighty Two Thousand Two Hundred dollars every year.

Automotive Engineers have the highest salaries in Alaska, where they can receive job pay of close to $98790. People with these jobs can obtain the highest salaries in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation, where they earn an average job salary of $110850.

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HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.04 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Automotive Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Retail Trade $110,850
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $94,010
Information $93,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises $91,950
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $89,130
Public Administration $89,120
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Accommodation and Food Services $66,490
Educational Services $67,780
Other Services (except Public Administration) $71,230
Health Care and Social Assistance $73,670
Wholesale Trade $77,440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $77,820
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