Don’t be a mug! Off the top of my head and this list is not exhaustive, these are some of them: Geometric tollerancing, surface finishing, material selection and these are the best ones…..He didnt know what box section was or what a tapped hole was!! in other civil disciplines. Wow! The comments here about engineers being paid a lot are mistaken. So sorry for your experience but the fact that there are fakes proves there are originals somewhere. Personally I find the effort to financial reward ratio in an engineering career is poor compared to certain other fields. A little respect wouldn’t go amiss, I’m sure I couldn’t do what you do but I’d at least show some decorum. I started as a graduate structural engineer in a big corporation (London) on £27k now after 4 years and being nearly chartered I have £37k. GEC) had to supplement my salary as the UK office paid a much lower rate during my brief sojourn (in the UK)!!! Nowadays, with a post graduate qualification, your starting salary would be about £25k. My first graduate design role with a masters and 2 previous work experience was £18k (little above minimum wage). I have been training him only to find that there are some very basic things he knows nothing of. It is not uncommon for Structural Engineers to ask for a proportion of their fees to be paid upon booking or at the time of their visit to the site. Steve Jobs’s sharp and cheeky response when an engineer once asked why Apple paid so little. and just to curtail the likes of the Indian engineering uprising, I know of several companies who have contracted out engineering work, even drafting work to the likes of India and have monumentally regretted it, I used to have to check drawings coming in from them i would run out of red pens marking them up and in the end it took 10 times as long if i where to do it my self, wanted to hire the cleaner to do it instead of these guys would of been done better! [–]75footubiP.E. There are 0 structural engineers in Norcross that are licensed. I would recommend for study a more general engineering degree such as process/chemical engineering rather than a highly specialised subject to allow for future career flexibility. Well it may have to do with the pay. maintenanceTeam leaders are usually on 36/37K. CE is an example left-behind middle class profession, they have recently been identified in some papers/research, FT had an article on it a while back. It is a hot topic so. Civil engineers usually get paid the least among most engineers with the same qualifications. There are serious and highly skilled individuals out there who hold “solid engineering foundations” as well as all other skills listed by S Martin. I do also question the graduate salary survey as these are typical salaries at large corporates, smaller firms don’t tend to pay anything like this for grads, but that may have changed. You also get orders of magnitude more pressure put on you when you are a manager. You will likely marry someone who is a teacher or nurse or has a more lowly job. According to his LinkedIn page, Doll worked at Apple during the period 2003 to 2009. You need a masters, but you don't get paid more than B.S. My own personal rule of thumb is that you should be paid equivalent to your age times a thousand. Demand from politicians that the health service is restructured with nurses providing frontline medical services, not people with a doctorate, and divorce, probate and conveyancing is simplified so lawyers can’t coin it in from what should be a smooth simple process for most ordinary people. As an example of how I have formed this opinion I will use our (the company I work for) latest recruit. Once they do get licensed, they become liable for everything if the structure fails. Structural engineers analyze a buildings ability to withstand forces and stresses. Well they don’t actually. Theyre called upon during the design and construction of homes and buildings, and theyre consulted when existing buildings face structural issues. I’m sure there are some proper project managers who really do have a more stressful job but not where I work. Engineers and solicitors may earn the same on average, but you don’t hear regular complaints that there’s a shortage of lawyers. The Civil Engineering industry is not profitable anymore and the companies are still keeping themselves afloat with extreme hours of unpaid work. Finally, I think the comparison with banking is spurious – in general the ‘financial engineering’ of bankers has no comparison with the work of engineers. We of course accept his choice and would like to help him with his career choice. Two recent graduates taken on are getting about 20k. Salaries are probably rising due to construction interests, but I'd argue that most graduates are going to be pretty useless as structural engineers their first year or so. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago (3 children), [–]Enlight1OmentS.E. On average, a structural engineer will charge $300-$500 an hour. But, also released this week was another figures that counter this argument. Thatcher has screwed you. Compared with Medical, Law and Finance Engineering pay is well below par. Career. If you are doing shifts the average pay is £45-50K. In the UK at the moment, companies recruiting into engineering roles are asking for graduates…. They’ve all seen too many episodes of “Suits”. But as i have said before companies are run by pen pushing accountants they see low wages and can hide away the time taken and quality as that’s not their problem! Starting point is a big-picture look at the project. The legal cartel is trying to protect its high salaries but I don’t think they can hold out forever. In the automotive world the project manager just produces pretty coloured traffic light charts to show the progress of the project. New Grad salary is about 50k $ here. As An engineer you can start your own company and have a strong grip on how the world works. Ciao Firstly, I don’t regret studying engineering as I have an interest in it and I believe completing a degree promotes growth in your brain for other areas. Relating to some of the other things you have said, most companies pay entry level engineers the same no matter their GPA,major, experience, etc. If you think it is all about money, then go and try to get into banking. My beliefs about engineering salary levels are UK-only (i.e. However that is one roadblock for why more people do not become agents. 50k for a bigger firm... probably less for a smaller firm. However, these figures suffer the same limitations as many that have come before them. I am told that you get paid in accordance with your level of responsibility. Each month, we’ll bring you hundreds of the latest roles from across the industry. 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