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Engineering Schools
In Grand Rapids, Michigan

In Grand Rapids, there are 2 engineering schools where engineering faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of engineering and engineering education in Grand Rapids, which includes engineering training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Engineering Employment

Grand Rapids 5,320
Michigan 84,630

Of the 78,190 engineering professionals employed in Michigan, 5,320 work in Grand Rapids. The number of engineering professionals in Grand Rapids has grown by 17% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for engineering professionals in Grand Rapids has increased, overall employment in Grand Rapids has also increased.

Grand Rapids Vs. Michigan Engineering employment growth

60,650 102,380 94,520 86,280 78,190
4,550 4,670 5,400 5,610 5,320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Grand Rapids

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Grand Rapids

$59,118 $60,551 $60,969 $62,881 $61,323
$38,060 $39,250 $40,460 $40,710 $41,010
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Grand Rapids
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Grand Rapids

In Grand Rapids, salaries for engineering professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $61,323 per year was earned by engineering professionals in Grand Rapids. Engineering professionals in Grand Rapids made a yearly average salary of $59,118, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of engineering professionals in Grand Rapids is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Grand Rapids

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25th percentile
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Grand Rapids engineering professionals earn a median yearly salary of $59,152. The difference in pay between the engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 110%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $41,265 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $86,707 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Grand Rapids

Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Software Engineering

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

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Grand Rapids


Many of Grand Rapids' engineering professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited engineering schools in the city.

Engineering Programs Offered In Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids' engineering schools offer 3 engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Grand Rapids


Approximately 113 students completed engineering courses in 2010.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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