Salary Averages

ECE graduate starting salaries

The following information is tracked each year by Engineering Career Services (ECS) at Illinois. Salary data is self-reported by students. Not all students participate, and salary information for 2014-15 is tentative and subject to change.

Degree  Illinois/national avg. '14-'15 '13-'14 '12-'13 '11-'12 '10-'11 '09-'10
Total employers recruiting       702 701 571 507 382
BS CompE Average Salary ILLINOIS $84,250 $77,653 $77,363 $71,600 $69,875 $67,902
National Average $68,053 $66,600 $70,300 $60,112 $60,112 $61,121
BS EE Average Salary ILLINOIS $67,000 $69,342 $71,238 $66,865 $66,290 $63,260
National Average $68,778 $62,300 $62,500 $60,646 $60,646 $59,326
MS Average Salary ILLINOIS $92, 414 $90,857 $85,669 $83,455 $78,083 $77,955
National Average N/A $72,600 $66,500 $72,478 $72,478 $67,899
PhD Average  Salary ILLINOIS $99,350 $107,961 $87,894 $95,310 $93,300 $97,840
National Average N/A N/A N/A $90,374 $90,374 $91,599

Note: National average represents data collected and reported by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.