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Engineering Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

There is only one engineering school in Costa Mesa for faculty to choose from. The trends in Costa Mesa's engineering academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes engineering training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Engineering Employment

Costa Mesa 18,000
California 236,270

Exactly 18,000 of the 167,230 engineering professionals employed in California, work in Costa Mesa. There has been a 28% decline in the number of engineering professionals in Costa Mesa between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for engineering professionals in Costa Mesa has decreased, overall employment in Costa Mesa has also decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Engineering employment growth

232,550 244,960 262,690 254,040 167,230
24,930 26,050 29,030 27,510 18,000
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$70,251 $71,991 $76,173 $75,788 $78,696
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

As the number of engineering professionals in Costa Mesa has shrunk, salaries for engineering professionals have increased. In 2010 Costa Mesa engineering professionals earned an average yearly salary of $78,696. Engineering professionals in Costa Mesa made a yearly average salary of $70,251, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Costa Mesa.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Costa Mesa

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90th percentile

Engineering professionals make a median salary of $76,485 per year in Costa Mesa. The difference in pay between the engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 122%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $48,017 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $106,749 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

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

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

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Costa Mesa


There is only one accredited engineering school in the city. Many of Costa Mesa's engineering professionals are graduates of this school.

Engineering Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


Costa Mesa's engineering schools offer 2 engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Costa Mesa


Approximately 22 students graduated from engineering courses in 2010.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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