salary requirements of an engineer in the US?

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  1. cru #33

    cru #33 Chimp

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    I want to apply for a job as a bicycle product engineer in the US and the company wants to know my salary requirements. As I come from Europe I have no idea what the standard is in America for an engineer coming straight from his studies. Can anyone give my any help?

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    Cru
     

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  2. nmr8

    nmr8 Monkey

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    i'd imagine in the neighborhood of $50k.
     
  3. Konabumm

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    Yeah I would say somewhere around 45 - to 55 k depending on your area of study - I would guess bikes would be the lower end.
     
  4. Wumpus

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    http://www.salary.com/


    It is going to vary by region. What someone makes in California isn't what someone is going to make in Texas for the most part.
     
  5. Austin Bike

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    yeah, california has a state income tax too...
     
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    "engineer" is such a general term... some kinds of entry level civil start very low, but if you are a good EE you might start as high as 60K.
     
  7. cru #33

    cru #33 Chimp

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    Thank you for your help. I have a degree which is at least aequivalient with a Bachelor of Science. I apply for several positions in Colorado, Wisconsin and California. Salary.com is a big help, thanks for that link!
     
  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Depends on what school you came out of... if you are a German-schooled engineer, for example, you'll likely earn much more than if you studied at an English engineering school.

    :p :D
     
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    im in the path for bike design with a mech E degree.....told ill be making 55-60k
     
  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Region makes a huge difference. You want to look at both salary and cost of living. I was considering going back to California until I looked at the salary vs. cost of living. In SoCal my salary increases about 15%, but the cost of living increase is more like 35%. So for my $$$ it pays to stay here.