Hello Dakota, Thank you for asking. As you may know it does depend on the geographic area of employment, experience, industry, and level of responsibility (individual contributor or management). I can share from my son's recent graduation from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo when he graduated 4 years ago with an intern experience at a medical device company in San Diego; he was hired in the mid 60's with stock incentives and his management at that company made into the high 100's to mid 250's with incentives. My other son worked with engineers in the Silicon Valley area where the wages are extremely high and skew the pay scale way up, so make sure you take this into account when considering locations. I worked in the defense industry that was not so financially beneficial as the medical industry, but the rewards were just as giving. I hope this helps.
Michael recommends the following next steps:
- Use the Glassdoor site to learn more of the companies and employment salaries of your interest.