Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
125,460 1.3 % $47.19 $98,150 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.01 $34.11 $46.11 $59.06 $72.52
Annual Wage (2) $52,010 $70,960 $95,900 $122,840 $150,830


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) 27,110 1.37 $53.92 $112,140
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 14,450 1.04 $47.35 $98,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 8,480 1.31 $49.43 $102,810
Employment Services 7,090 0.20 $44.68 $92,920
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,540 1.13 $46.64 $97,020

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,110 1.37 $53.92 $112,140
Scientific Research and Development Services 8,480 1.31 $49.43 $102,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,540 1.13 $46.64 $97,020
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 14,450 1.04 $47.35 $98,480
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 4,080 1.02 $48.87 $101,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Legal Services (8) (8) $85.63 $178,100
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $68.72 $142,950
Oil and Gas Extraction 920 0.48 $57.62 $119,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,110 1.37 $53.92 $112,140
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 990 0.88 $53.76 $111,820


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 17,250 1.11 1.22 $52.74 $109,710
Texas 9,240 0.80 0.88 $51.94 $108,040
Michigan 8,000 1.93 2.12 $43.26 $89,980
Ohio 7,570 1.43 1.58 $41.92 $87,190
Illinois 5,610 0.96 1.05 $42.79 $89,010



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)
New Mexico 3,410 4.27 4.69 $50.75 $105,560
District of Columbia 2,610 3.86 4.24 $60.98 $126,840
Michigan 8,000 1.93 2.12 $43.26 $89,980
Louisiana 3,690 1.90 2.09 $42.35 $88,090
Maryland 4,850 1.87 2.05 $55.61 $115,660



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 2,610 3.86 4.24 $60.98 $126,840
Alaska 560 1.72 1.89 $58.33 $121,330
Maryland 4,850 1.87 2.05 $55.61 $115,660
Alabama 3,530 1.87 2.06 $55.08 $114,560
Virginia 4,160 1.13 1.24 $53.22 $110,690




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 5,180 2.14 2.35 $60.64 $126,130
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,110 3.51 3.85 $45.31 $94,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,530 0.86 0.94 $51.32 $106,750
Huntsville, AL 3,150 14.78 16.25 $56.12 $116,740
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,110 3.08 3.38 $58.74 $122,180
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,030 0.85 0.93 $45.32 $94,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,740 0.93 1.03 $59.74 $124,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,580 1.68 1.84 $42.42 $88,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,280 1.21 1.33 $49.36 $102,660
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 2,210 3.04 3.34 $45.30 $94,230



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)
California-Lexington Park, MD 770 17.70 19.46 $54.04 $112,410
Huntsville, AL 3,150 14.78 16.25 $56.12 $116,740
State College, PA 540 7.96 8.75 $42.13 $87,640
Portsmouth, NH-ME 540 6.12 6.72 $41.70 $86,740
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,050 5.36 5.89 $53.35 $110,970
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 540 5.33 5.85 $52.07 $108,310
Las Cruces, NM 330 4.70 5.17 (8) (8)
Albuquerque, NM 1,690 4.51 4.95 $53.04 $110,320
Kennewick-Richland, WA 460 4.49 4.93 $52.63 $109,470
Dayton, OH 1,570 4.29 4.72 $49.67 $103,320