Salary for Fuel Cell Engineers

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Fuel cell engineers design, build, test, and install fuel cell components and systems. They conduct evaluations of fuel cell components, subsystems, and systems, identify failures, and calculate efficiency and output rates. Additionally, may develop new materials and/or testing equipment. Significant technical and engineering knowledge, strong mathematical skills, and familiarity with statistical software may be required for this occupation.

A Fuel Cell Engineer will normally get an average wage ranging between $58,410 and $141,060 based on education and experience. can get an average pay level of ninety-five thousand five hundred and sixty dollars on a yearly basis.

receive the highest compensation in New Mexico, where they can get average pay scales of close to about $117,180. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Finance and Insurance, where they can get salary pay of $115,800.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 39.26 percent nationwide in that time.


Fuel Cell Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Public Administration
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Retail Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Other Services (except Public Administration)