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Engineering Schools
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Engineering faculty can choose to work at one of 5 engineering schools in Philadelphia. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in engineering in the city of Philadelphia, which encompasses engineering training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Engineering Employment

Philadelphia 17,260
Pennsylvania 67,310

Exactly 17,260 of the 54,520 engineering professionals employed in Pennsylvania, work in Philadelphia. Between 2006 and 2010, in Philadelphia, there has been a 27% decline in the number of engineering professionals. As the number of engineering professionals in Philadelphia has decreased, overall employment in Philadelphia has increased.

Philadelphia Vs. Pennsylvania Engineering employment growth

61,600 61,520 63,540 64,420 54,520
23,670 22,200 23,500 23,400 17,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Pennsylvania
  • Dark Yellow: Philadelphia

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Philadelphia

$65,440 $70,859 $73,423 $74,410 $74,313
$43,010 $44,460 $46,450 $48,340 $49,280
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Philadelphia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, salaries for engineering professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $74,313 per year was earned by engineering professionals in Philadelphia. Engineering professionals in Philadelphia made a yearly average salary of $65,440, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Philadelphia.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Philadelphia

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

Engineering professionals make a median salary of $71,170 per year in Philadelphia. The 10% of engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $44,764 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 120% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Philadelphia

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

On average engineering professionals in Philadelphia earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Philadelphia.

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Philadelphia


There are 5 accredited engineering schools in the city. Many of Philadelphia's engineering professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Engineering Programs Offered In Philadelphia


There are a total of 63 degree and certificate programs in engineering offered by Philadelphia's engineering schools.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Philadelphia


In 2010 approximately 1,403 students graduated from engineering courses.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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