Engineering Schools
In Durham, North Carolina

In Durham, there is only one engineering school where engineering faculty can find employment. The trends in Durham's engineering academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes engineering training at the following levels:

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


Professional Trends

Durham Vs. North Carolina Engineering Employment

Durham 1,650
North Carolina 40,260

Of the 29,880 engineering professionals employed in North Carolina, 1,650 work in Durham. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of engineering professionals in Durham has shrunk by 32%. As the employment for engineering professionals in Durham has decreased, overall employment in Durham has increased.

Durham Vs. North Carolina Engineering employment growth

38,580 36,480 43,370 42,990 29,880
2,430 6,800 7,270 6,740 1,650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: North Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Durham

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Durham

$61,414 $68,826 $71,374 $73,205 $75,119
$45,170 $46,540 $48,830 $50,480 $53,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Durham
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Durham

As the number of engineering professionals in Durham has shrunk, salaries for engineering professionals have increased. In 2010 engineering professionals in Durham reportedly earned an average salary of $75,119 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, engineering professionals in Durham made an average salary of $61,414 per year. The growth in the salary of engineering professionals in Durham is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Durham

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Durham engineering professionals earn a median yearly salary of $71,019. The 10% of engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $46,306 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $88,465 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Durham

Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Software Engineering
Computer Engineering

On average engineering professional salaries in Durham are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Durham


Many of Durham's engineering professionals are graduates of the only accredited engineering school in the city.

Engineering Programs Offered In Durham


Durham's engineering schools offer 12 engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Durham


Approximately 391 students graduated from engineering courses in 2010.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Durham, North Carolina

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