CAREER

Automotive Engineers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$90,160

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.9% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Automotive Engineers Do

Develop new or improved designs for vehicle structural members, engines, transmissions, or other vehicle systems, using computer-assisted design technology. Direct building, modification, or testing of vehicle or components.

Other Job Titles Automotive Engineers May Have

Chief Engineer, Dimensional Integration Engineer, Product Engineer, Senior Project Engineer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Vice President, OEM & Product Development ,

SEMA Garage

My day is mainly spent sending emails, giving and receiving phone calls, guiding our staff to ensure they have all of the resources they need to do their work, and working on big-picture projects that will continue to move the ball forward.

Founder/CEO ,

World Famous 4X4

My day is spent working with customers to complete unique designs and custom off-road and 4-wheel-drive builds for City, County, State rescue operations, as well as custom builds for the television and movie industry.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Conduct or direct system-level automotive testing.
  • Conduct automotive design reviews.
  • Develop engineering specifications or cost estimates for automotive design concepts.
  • Provide technical direction to other engineers or engineering support personnel.
  • Perform failure, variation, or root cause analyses.

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