2024 Salary Report for Engineering Professionals

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Engineering companies are on the lookout for qualified, reliable professionals in 2024. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of engineers is projected to grow by 4.0 percent, adding about 65,000 new jobs. With increasing demand in industrial automation, sustainability, and cybersecurity, wages remain competitive for engineers with the right skills and experience.

High-demand skills & certifications garner high wages.

Throughout the country, these in-demand skills are the most sought after:

  • Electrical engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Quality control
  • Project management

Companies are aggressively recruiting talent with qualified certifications related to security clearances, Professional Engineering, and accreditation. Hiring conditions are extremely competitive for the engineering professionals who possess these qualifications.

  • Security clearance
  • Professional Engineer license
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • EPA Certification
  • OSHA Certification

Only 15% of qualified candidates typically have the latest requirements, which is why we offer resources to our team members like the Kelly Learning Center giving them the opportunity to get a leg up on the competition.

Want more information on how Kelly can work with you to support your engineering career? Explore the roles we’re actively recruiting for now, or join our talent pool to submit your credentials to our recruiters without applying for a specific job. 



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