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salary requirements of an engineer in the US?

cru #33

Chimp
Dec 24, 2007
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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?

Thanks
Cru
 

geargrrl

Turbo Monkey
May 2, 2002
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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.
 

cru #33

Chimp
Dec 24, 2007
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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!
 

SkaredShtles

I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!
Sep 21, 2003
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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
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
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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.