What is the yearly salary for a biomechatronic engineer?
I've been doing a lot of research on biomechatronic engineering as a career option in the future, and I was wondering what the yearly salary for that specific field would be. I've tried searching on the MIT website or other sites affiliated with biomechatronics, however I cannot find any hits on salary.
If somebody who works in that field could tell me what the range may be, that would be wonderful.
Thanks in advance.
- JacobLv 510 years agoFavorite Answer
I honestly can't think of a more broad question to ask about the engineering profession. Firstly, that's the last thing you should be worried about if that is what you are wanting to do. A career choice should be based on what you enjoy; what will make you happy, not how much you are going to make. However, depending on where you graduate from, what your cumulative GPA was when you graduated, what location you plan on working in, what company you plan on working at, what type of job responsibilities you will have, what your experience is like, etc. Overall, it will vary incredibly. But after saying that, it'll be between 45k - 110k.
The largest driving factors on how much money you will make will be what company you are working at and the location. A small market entry-level engineer will make 40k - 50k, while an entry-level engineer in a high-cost of living area will make 70k - 100k+.
In another note, that field of engineering might be the most diverse. Just from the name, it says 'I can do just about anything, but I'm not specialized in anything'. So I would look into if graduate school is a necessity. You will learn MANY things while studying biomechatronics engineering since it basically constitutes mechanical, electrical, industrial, computer and biomedical engineering all into one. You won't get into too many specifics considering the integration of so many 4 year engineering degrees. I would suggest calling MIT, or any school you're interested in, to maybe get a little more information about past graduates of the program to see if many of them have to go further in their schooling.
Good luck and I hope this helps!