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10: Engineering Manager
Median Salary: $100,006
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +10%
Total Employees: 24,100
Change in Employees (2009–2015): +17%
Engineering Managers are typically hired to oversee the engineering department of a company or an engineering consulting firm. They evaluate the products and operations of an engineering department and set the procedures and standards engineers must adhere in their technical work. Engineering managers also deal with the firm’s clients and are expected to explain proposals and present engineering findings.