Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

17-2071 Electrical Engineers

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. Excludes "Computer Hardware Engineers" (17-2061).


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)
174,550 1.4 % $46.05 $95,780 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $28.43 $34.84 $43.95 $55.52 $68.85
Annual Wage (2) $59,140 $72,470 $91,410 $115,470 $143,200


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 41,290 3.03 $45.64 $94,930
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 17,520 4.50 $43.21 $89,880
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 13,070 3.51 $51.78 $107,700
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,160 3.14 $46.66 $97,050
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,280 1.62 $51.57 $107,270

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 17,520 4.50 $43.21 $89,880
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 5,310 3.68 $40.56 $84,370
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 3,390 3.63 $46.72 $97,170
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 13,070 3.51 $51.78 $107,700
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,160 3.14 $46.66 $97,050

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 50 0.10 $60.13 $125,070
Other Information Services (8) (8) $59.64 $124,050
Oil and Gas Extraction 230 0.12 $59.09 $122,900
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite) 1,000 0.63 $55.00 $114,390
Residential Building Construction 40 0.01 $54.74 $113,850


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 23,600 1.56 1.21 $55.16 $114,730
Texas 14,740 1.31 1.02 $48.62 $101,130
New York 11,110 1.26 0.98 $46.48 $96,680
Michigan 8,580 2.11 1.63 $41.29 $85,880
Massachusetts 7,630 2.30 1.78 $49.84 $103,660



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)
Alabama 5,190 2.80 2.16 $44.80 $93,180
Massachusetts 7,630 2.30 1.78 $49.84 $103,660
Michigan 8,580 2.11 1.63 $41.29 $85,880
Idaho 1,270 2.02 1.56 $43.99 $91,490
Vermont 600 2.00 1.55 $42.95 $89,330



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 23,600 1.56 1.21 $55.16 $114,730
Alaska 450 1.38 1.07 $53.63 $111,540
Massachusetts 7,630 2.30 1.78 $49.84 $103,660
District of Columbia 380 0.56 0.43 $49.64 $103,260
Washington 5,690 1.96 1.52 $49.40 $102,750




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,940 6.10 4.73 $61.65 $128,220
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,990 2.78 2.15 $50.23 $104,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,710 1.16 0.90 $53.36 $110,990
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,250 1.49 1.16 $52.03 $108,210
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 4,140 3.14 2.43 $53.45 $111,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,130 2.76 2.14 $50.78 $105,620
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,890 0.72 0.56 $47.29 $98,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,730 1.57 1.21 $52.36 $108,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,680 1.64 1.27 $44.24 $92,010
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 3,590 3.14 2.43 $41.39 $86,080



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 2,150 10.32 7.99 $47.11 $97,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,940 6.10 4.73 $61.65 $128,220
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 890 5.46 4.22 $52.67 $109,560
Binghamton, NY 540 5.29 4.10 $44.54 $92,640
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 610 5.15 3.99 $49.31 $102,560
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 610 4.63 3.58 $48.97 $101,850
Lynchburg, VA 430 4.37 3.38 $38.11 $79,260
Cedar Rapids, IA 600 4.29 3.32 $40.70 $84,650
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 1,150 4.06 3.14 $42.12 $87,600
Warner Robins, GA 220 4.05 3.14 $42.98 $89,400