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Electromechanical Engineering

35 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
#298 in Popularity
$99,410 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Electromechanical Engineering Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many electromechanical engineering graduations there were in 2017-2018 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 35
Graduate Certificate 27
Associate’s Degree 18
Doctor’s Degree 4

What Electromechanical Engineering Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, electromechanical engineering majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Electromechanical Engineering Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills for Electromechanical Engineering Majors

electromechanical engineering majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Abilities for Electromechanical Engineering Majors

Some of the most crucial abilities to master while a electromechanical engineering student include the following:

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  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Electromechanical Engineering Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with electromechanical engineering:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Architectural and Engineering Managers 5.5% $140,760
Automotive Engineers 8.8% $87,370
Energy Engineers 6.4% $96,980
Engineering Professors 14.7% $101,720
Fuel Cell Engineers 8.8% $87,370
Manufacturing Engineers 6.4% $96,980
Mechanical Engineers 8.8% $87,370
Mechatronics Engineers 6.4% $96,980
Microsystems Engineers 6.4% $96,980
Validation Engineers 6.4% $96,980

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering?

35 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
14% Percent Women
9% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 35 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electromechanical engineering in 2018, making it rank #298 in popularity. This major attracts more men than women. About 86% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of electromechanical engineering majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Electromechanical Engineering Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 25
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

Geographic Diversity

Electromechanical Engineering appeals to people across the globe. About 5.7% of those with this major are international students. The most popular countries for students from outside the country are:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Nepal
  • Colombia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nigeria

How Much Do Electromechanical Engineering Majors Make?

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

The median early-career salary of electromechanical engineering students with a bachelor’s degree is $63,700 a year according to 2017-2018 data from the U.S. Department of Education. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $63,700 (25th percentile) and $63,700 (75th percentile).

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It is possible that some of these people may have taken positions that were not related to electromechanical engineering.

Salaries According to BLS

Electromechanical Engineering majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $92,800 to $113,680 (25th to 75th percentile). This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

Median Salary for an Electromechanical Engineering Major  ( 92800 to 113680 )
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Some careers associated with electromechanical engineering require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to electromechanical engineering have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 0.9%
Some College Courses 1.8%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 3.8%
Bachelor’s Degree 64.0%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 4.4%
Master’s Degree 13.2%
Post-Master’s Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Master’s degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees at the doctoral level. 1.1%
First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession. 0.8%
Doctoral Degree 8.2%
Post-Doctoral Training 1.5%

Online Electromechanical Engineering Programs

In the 2017-2018 academic year, 5 schools offered some type of electromechanical engineering program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 1 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 1 1
Post-Baccalaureate 1 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Electromechanical Engineering Worth It?

The median salary for a electromechanical engineering grad is $99,410 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 149% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,190,200 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to electromechanical engineering.

Major Number of Grads
Mechanical Engineering 46,014
Electrical Engineering 31,993
Civil Engineering 21,299
Computer Engineering 15,329
Chemical Engineering 14,729
Biomedical Engineering 11,483
General Engineering 11,245
Industrial Engineering 9,714
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 6,315
Materials Engineering 3,555
Systems Engineering 3,439
Other Engineering 2,900
Petroleum Engineering 2,818
Environmental Engineering 2,746
Operations Research 1,555
Agricultural Engineering 1,546
Engineering Science 1,509
Nuclear Engineering 1,050
Engineering Physics 1,028
Manufacturing Engineering 920
Architectural Engineering 874
Construction Engineering 870
Robotics Engineering 755
Geoscience Engineering 510
Marine Engineering 506
Mining Engineering 434
Biological Engineering 400
Textile Engineering 359
Polymer & Plastics Engineering 348
Engineering Mechanics 329
Ocean Engineering 305
Metallurgical Engineering 218
Biochemical Engineering 124
Ceramic Engineering 111
Surveying Engineering 73
Paper Science & Engineering 51
Forest Engineering 39
Engineering Chemistry 5

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