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 2013 reveals that of the 39 graduates who did not continue their education, 34 found employment. Average salaries for these graduates (with a BS degree) is $65,834 and (with an MS degree) $110,000. See the chart below for details.

Post-graduation Plans Class of 2013 
100 percent response
Employed 34
Graduate School 10
Military 0
Still Seeking 5

Post-graduation Plans Class of 2012
100 percent response
Employed 19
Graduate School 6
Military 1
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.
RBE Average Salaries with a Bachelor's Degree


RBE Average Salaries with a Master's Degree


Students in this major were employed by
Alert Solutions, Inc., CHA, Charles Stark Draper, Comprehensive Power Dakota Systems, Inc., DeepQuest, LLC, DEKA, Energid Technologies, EqualLogic, FleetwoodGoldcoWyard ,Foliage Software Systems, General Dynamics, Hologic, Inc., IEM, IPG Photonics, KIVA Systems, MagneMotion, Inc, National Oilwell Varco, Oz Development, Philips, Raytheon, RoviSys, Symbotic, Technologic Corp., Tekelec, US Navy, ViaSat, Vistaprint, Vitec Group, Volcano Corporation, WPI