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Engineering Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

The city of Columbia has 2 schools where engineering faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the engineering academic community in Columbia, and the future trends. Academia in engineering includes engineering training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Engineering Employment

Columbia 2,710
South Carolina 21,260

Of the 19,860 engineering professionals employed in South Carolina, 2,710 work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of engineering professionals in Columbia has shrunk by 32%. As the employment for engineering professionals in Columbia has decreased, overall employment in Columbia has increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Engineering employment growth

21,580 21,270 21,290 21,550 19,860
4,000 3,440 3,750 3,260 2,710
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$57,127 $59,027 $62,256 $62,914 $65,904
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

Salaries for engineering professionals in Columbia have increased. Columbia engineering professionals made $65,904 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, engineering professionals in Columbia made an average salary of $57,127 per year. The growth in the salary of engineering professionals in Columbia is faster than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Columbia

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Columbia engineering professionals earn a median yearly salary of $65,132. The difference in pay between the engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 89%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $43,955 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $82,910 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Columbia

Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Software Engineering
Computer Engineering

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

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Columbia


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

Engineering Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 16 degree and certificate programs in engineering offered by Columbia's engineering schools.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Columbia


In 2010 approximately 244 students completed engineering courses.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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