Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

17-2199 Engineers, All Other

All engineers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
122,410 1.4 % $44.87 $93,330 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.88 $33.07 $44.24 $56.08 $68.15
Annual Wage (2) $49,680 $68,770 $92,030 $116,660 $141,750


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 26,360 1.29 $53.39 $111,060
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,900 1.22 $42.41 $88,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,520 1.19 $47.65 $99,120
Employment Services 6,710 0.22 $42.99 $89,420
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,160 0.31 $42.42 $88,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 260 2.99 $53.84 $111,980
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 26,360 1.29 $53.39 $111,060
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,900 1.22 $42.41 $88,200
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,520 1.19 $47.65 $99,120
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,550 0.99 $42.69 $88,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities (8) (8) $70.64 $146,940
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 50 0.02 $58.01 $120,660
Other Information Services 90 0.06 $55.78 $116,030
Facilities Support Services 100 0.08 $54.50 $113,370
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 260 2.99 $53.84 $111,980


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 16,270 1.14 1.21 $48.47 $100,820
Illinois 9,430 1.67 1.78 $40.75 $84,750
Michigan 8,640 2.20 2.35 $42.26 $87,900
Texas 8,610 0.81 0.87 $49.45 $102,850
Ohio 6,170 1.22 1.30 $41.73 $86,790




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,890 4.42 4.71 $60.43 $125,700
New Mexico 2,780 3.59 3.82 $53.90 $112,110
Alabama 4,460 2.45 2.60 $46.17 $96,030
New Hampshire 1,440 2.36 2.51 $38.51 $80,100
Michigan 8,640 2.20 2.35 $42.26 $87,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,890 4.42 4.71 $60.43 $125,700
Alaska 660 2.08 2.21 $58.42 $121,510
New Mexico 2,780 3.59 3.82 $53.90 $112,110
Maryland 4,550 1.81 1.93 $52.06 $108,280
Virginia 4,630 1.29 1.37 $50.38 $104,800





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,940 2.53 2.70 $57.47 $119,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,130 1.41 1.50 $41.34 $85,980
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,040 3.77 4.01 $44.09 $91,720
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,810 1.44 1.54 $55.66 $115,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,150 2.50 2.66 $48.10 $100,040
Huntsville, AL 3,070 15.08 16.05 $53.39 $111,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,760 0.71 0.76 $45.25 $94,120
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,420 1.72 1.83 $45.51 $94,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,340 2.60 2.77 $53.91 $112,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,250 1.29 1.37 $42.59 $88,590




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Huntsville, AL 3,070 15.08 16.05 $53.39 $111,050
Portsmouth, NH-ME 420 7.57 8.05 $41.45 $86,210
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 500 6.75 7.19 $49.13 $102,180
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 760 5.86 6.23 $39.33 $81,800
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,040 5.43 5.78 $52.15 $108,480
Kokomo, IN 200 4.97 5.29 (8) (8)
Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division 1,760 4.76 5.06 $41.65 $86,630
Dayton, OH 1,470 4.00 4.26 $47.33 $98,440
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 380 3.95 4.21 $50.02 $104,040
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 300 3.82 4.07 $46.67 $97,080