Fuel Cell Engineers

General Information

Description

Design, evaluate, modify, or construct fuel cell components or systems for transportation, stationary, or portable applications.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit90.94%
  2. Federal government3.17%
  3. Self-employed3.05%
  4. Private, not for profit1.30%
  5. State and local government1.23%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 20,200 openings for mechanical engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$90,160

State-by-state Salary

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$117,190
$65,540
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 37%
  • Master's degree 33%
  • Doctoral degree 25%
  • Post-doctoral training 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Design

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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