Most of my engineering classmates fell within 50-60K. A few were in the 60-70K range and then two that went to the oil industry are 70k+.
Fortunately for engineering, you will be practically guaranteed a position somewhere. Just make the grades and being in the $60K+ range will be a seamless task. I did not have a good GPA and no I did not even sniff the $60K range due to that fact.
As is, I am making every conscious effort to take advantage of the little number of expenses. So savings/retirement for me are near 47% of my income currently. Budget spreadsheet is your friend. I wish I would have started one my junior year or earlier in college
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