Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Architects, Except Landscape and Naval ; Landscape Architects ; Cartographers and Photogrammetrists ; Surveyors ; Aerospace Engineers ; Agricultural Engineers ; Biomedical Engineers ; Chemical Engineers ; Civil Engineers ; Computer Hardware Engineers ; Electrical Engineers ; Electronics Engineers, Except Computer ; Environmental Engineers ; Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors ; Industrial Engineers ; Marine Engineers and Naval Architects ; Materials Engineers ; Mechanical Engineers ; Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers ; Nuclear Engineers ; Petroleum Engineers ; Engineers, All Other ; Architectural and Civil Drafters ; Electrical and Electronics Drafters ; Mechanical Drafters ; Drafters, All Other ; Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians ; Civil Engineering Technicians ; Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians ; Electro-Mechanical Technicians ; Environmental Engineering Technicians ; Industrial Engineering Technicians ; Mechanical Engineering Technicians ; Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other ; Surveying and Mapping Technicians


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 major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,418,020 0.5 % $39.19 $81,520 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20.01 $26.95 $36.43 $48.52 $61.92
Annual Wage (2) $41,630 $56,060 $75,780 $100,910 $128,780


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)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 674,580 49.51 $36.61 $76,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 120,810 6.11 $47.03 $97,820
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 103,280 21.02 $45.70 $95,060
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 99,670 26.79 $41.27 $85,850
Scientific Research and Development Services 98,290 15.48 $46.27 $96,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 674,580 49.51 $36.61 $76,150
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 99,670 26.79 $41.27 $85,850
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 20,460 21.96 $41.94 $87,230
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 103,280 21.02 $45.70 $95,060
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 80,320 20.75 $41.45 $86,210

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 28,490 14.81 $65.10 $135,410
Other Information Services 1,710 0.82 $62.28 $129,540
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage 80 0.02 $54.46 $113,270
Software Publishers 2,680 0.88 $53.35 $110,970
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 11,020 10.00 $53.34 $110,950


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 322,040 21.30 1.19 $46.00 $95,670
Texas 239,000 21.28 1.19 $43.11 $89,660
Michigan 125,610 30.83 1.72 $37.24 $77,450
New York 106,450 12.08 0.68 $38.25 $79,570
Florida 93,600 12.21 0.68 $34.38 $71,510



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)
Michigan 125,610 30.83 1.72 $37.24 $77,450
New Mexico 21,050 26.71 1.49 $39.68 $82,530
Washington 75,620 26.09 1.46 $42.45 $88,290
Alaska 7,910 24.35 1.36 $48.48 $100,840
Colorado 56,640 23.92 1.34 $41.89 $87,120



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 12,480 18.50 1.03 $49.20 $102,330
Alaska 7,910 24.35 1.36 $48.48 $100,840
California 322,040 21.30 1.19 $46.00 $95,670
Maryland 56,230 21.99 1.23 $44.46 $92,470
Texas 239,000 21.28 1.19 $43.11 $89,660




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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 92,550 32.55 1.82 $49.68 $103,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 67,060 16.53 0.92 $45.10 $93,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 55,720 57.24 3.20 $53.78 $111,860
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 51,650 13.77 0.77 $37.48 $77,960
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50,730 33.99 1.90 $44.14 $91,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 50,350 9.34 0.52 $40.20 $83,620
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 50,150 43.84 2.45 $38.88 $80,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 50,030 21.04 1.18 $48.18 $100,210
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 46,680 20.85 1.17 $40.20 $83,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 43,160 24.04 1.34 $43.01 $89,460