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Mech. Engineer Salary Question

  1. Mar 7, 2010 #1
    Hello Everyone,

    I am begining the coursework enroute to a BS in Mechanical Engineering. I would like to know if anyone can help me with a question about the profession.

    To get to the $80,000 salary and above mark, does one need to earn atleast a MS or PhD?

    Thank You
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 7, 2010 #2
    You don't need a MS or PhD to earn 80k plus a degree.

    You can do that by working tons of overtime. I'm doing that this year by working 7 days a week at a company that pays overtime.

    You can earn 80k a year after a number through yearly salary increases.

    Or you can get lucky and work for an employer that pays a lot.
  4. Mar 8, 2010 #3
    7 days working is not easy :) . Do you also have work experience of many years ?
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