Engineering Schools
In Detroit, Michigan

In Detroit, there are 2 engineering schools where engineering faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in engineering in the city of Detroit, which encompasses engineering training at the following levels:

  • Engineering Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Masters degree in Engineering
  • PhD degree in Engineering


Professional Trends

Detroit Vs. Michigan Engineering Employment

Detroit 10,020
Michigan 84,630

Exactly 10,020 of the 78,190 engineering professionals employed in Michigan, work in Detroit. There has been a 11% decline in the number of engineering professionals in Detroit between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of engineering professionals in Detroit has decreased, overall employment in Detroit has increased.

Detroit Vs. Michigan Engineering employment growth

60,650 102,380 94,520 86,280 78,190
11,260 11,210 12,850 10,520 10,020
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Detroit

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Detroit

$66,500 $67,607 $70,805 $69,709 $65,579
$46,670 $47,590 $46,920 $46,900 $47,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Detroit
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Detroit

As the number of engineering professionals in Detroit has shrunk, salaries for engineering professionals have also decreased. In 2010 Detroit engineering professionals earned an average yearly salary of $65,579. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for engineering professionals in Detroit was $66,500 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Detroit.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Detroit

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Engineering professionals make a median salary of $64,037 per year in Detroit. The 10% of engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $43,573 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $79,622 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Detroit

Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Software Engineering
Computer Engineering

On average engineering professional salaries in Detroit are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Detroit


There are 2 accredited engineering schools in the city. Many of Detroit's engineering professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Engineering Programs Offered In Detroit


Detroit's engineering schools offer 30 engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Detroit


In 2010 approximately 333 students completed engineering courses.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Detroit, Michigan

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