Hey there! I am currently at college for aerospace engineering, and it’s looking like i’ll gradute in 9 semesters (4.5 years.) You only need a bachelors degree to be an engineer, but any higher education like a masters or PhD is encouraged! The average salary depends greatly on how much school you have (like if you got your masters or not), how much experience you already have, the company you work for, and the position you hold. I have seen starting salaries for a bachelors degree around 60,000 along with health benefits. There is also an option to get certified officially on different CAD and coding programs which can also give you an edge in the field. The work day also varies on everything that the salary depends on, but i’ve seen people work from 7-4. Depending on the work or projects you’re doing, you could be staying late or taking work home, but those are all dependent on what you get done during the day. I hope this is helpful!