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Why Do Civil and Mechanical Engineers Have Lower Starting Salaries than Software and Computer Engineers?

Posted on June 21, 2017
This is a great question that I’ve pondered during my 20-year technical recruiting career. The best answer I can give is simple supply and demand dynamics. There is more demand for software and computer engineers than civil and mechanical engineers. Looking at CareerBuilder’s Supply and Demand tool, here are a few statistics that may help from the Minneapolis, MN area as an example: