Career Outlook

Continued Growth Expected for Robotics Engineering Employment

According to the US Department of Labor’s O*Net Online, employment growth in robotics engineering is expected to be in the range of 7 percent-13 percent through 2018, with about 50,200 projected job openings from 2008 to 2018. Median wages in 2010 were $43.40 hourly and $90,270 annually. About 183,000 people were employed as robotics engineers as of 2008.

A survey of WPI’s Robotics Engineering Class of 2011 reveals that of the 25 graduates who did not continue their education, 22 found employment. Average salaries for these graduates (with a BS degree) is $58,731. See the chart below for details.

Post-graduation Plans Class of 2011 
100 percent response
Employed  22
Graduate School   9
Military   0
Still Seeking   3
91 percent utilized services provided by the WPI Career Development Center. Double majors reported in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Compute Science.
WPI Average Salaries with a Bachelor's Degree
Students in this major were employed by
Aai, Bose Corp, Comprehensive Power, Engrid Technologies, General Dynamics-Advanced Info Systems & Electric Boat, Greystripe, IEM, IPG Photonics, iWalk, Joining Technologies, Kiva Systems, Matech, The MITRE Corporation, Myomo, Inc, Pitney Bowes, Siemens.