Since 2012, when Machine Design published its first salary and career report, we have seen an increase of salary growth for engineers: From 2012 to 2014, the average salary was around $90,000 a year. In 2015, the salary jumped to $98,000 a year. This is promising for the engineering community as 56.6% of engineers responded that they expect their salary to increase in 2016. Over the last five years, engineers have been satisfied to extremely satisfied with their work, averaging a satisfaction rate of 90%. They also feel challenged at work over the last five years with 56% answering they are sufficiently challenged and 35% saying they feel somewhat challenged.
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