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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (Major Group)

Architecture and Engineering Occupations comprises the following occupations: Landscape Architects; Architects, Except Landscape and Naval; Cartographers and Photogrammetrists; Surveyors; Aerospace Engineers; Agricultural Engineers; Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers; Chemical Engineers; Civil Engineers; Computer Hardware Engineers; Electronics Engineers, Except Computer; Electrical Engineers; 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; Drafters, All Other; Electrical and Electronics Drafters; Mechanical Drafters; Architectural and Civil Drafters; Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other; Calibration Technologists and Technicians; Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians; Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians; Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians; Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians; Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians; Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians; Surveying and Mapping Technicians


National estimates for Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Industry profile for Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Geographic profile for Architecture and Engineering Occupations

National estimates for Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
2,436,520 0.3 % $ 44.10 $ 91,740 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.83 $ 29.55 $ 38.39 $ 54.11 $ 71.37
Annual Wage (2) $ 47,490 $ 61,470 $ 79,840 $ 112,550 $ 148,460


Industry profile for Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 700,280 46.33 $ 40.93 $ 85,120
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 132,080 6.27 $ 52.27 $ 108,720
Scientific Research and Development Services 100,780 12.66 $ 56.81 $ 118,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 99,270 21.15 $ 52.53 $ 109,260
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 79,940 20.00 $ 50.11 $ 104,230

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 700,280 46.33 $ 40.93 $ 85,120
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 75,960 21.25 $ 48.69 $ 101,270
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 99,270 21.15 $ 52.53 $ 109,260
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 79,940 20.00 $ 50.11 $ 104,230
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1,980 17.28 $ 64.50 $ 134,160

Top paying industries for Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 740 0.20 $ 77.78 $ 161,780
Oil and Gas Extraction 10,780 10.12 $ 68.87 $ 143,240
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 350 0.02 $ 64.94 $ 135,060
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1,980 17.28 $ 64.50 $ 134,160
Software Publishers 3,440 0.65 $ 64.24 $ 133,610


Geographic profile for Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

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



Map of employment of architecture and engineering occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 316,980 19.18 1.11 $ 52.18 $ 108,540
Texas 224,440 18.36 1.06 $ 45.21 $ 94,030
Michigan 123,730 30.48 1.76 $ 41.15 $ 85,590
Florida 112,270 13.05 0.75 $ 39.91 $ 83,010
New York 99,910 11.53 0.67 $ 43.79 $ 91,080


Map of location quotient of architecture and engineering occupations by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 123,730 30.48 1.76 $ 41.15 $ 85,590
New Mexico 22,340 28.76 1.66 $ 50.33 $ 104,690
Colorado 68,360 26.08 1.51 $ 47.66 $ 99,140
Alabama 46,060 23.89 1.38 $ 44.88 $ 93,350
Alaska 6,840 23.12 1.34 $ 49.96 $ 103,910


Map of annual mean wages of architecture and engineering occupations by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 11,580 17.50 1.01 $ 56.33 $ 117,160
California 316,980 19.18 1.11 $ 52.18 $ 108,540
New Mexico 22,340 28.76 1.66 $ 50.33 $ 104,690
Alaska 6,840 23.12 1.34 $ 49.96 $ 103,910
Maryland 55,590 21.83 1.26 $ 49.93 $ 103,850



Map of employment of architecture and engineering occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 95,750 16.74 0.97 $ 49.15 $ 102,230
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 88,490 10.20 0.59 $ 47.43 $ 98,660
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 75,170 41.73 2.41 $ 42.83 $ 89,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 73,940 25.52 1.48 $ 50.67 $ 105,390
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 64,240 17.90 1.03 $ 44.93 $ 93,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 59,060 22.84 1.32 $ 48.89 $ 101,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 58,140 19.83 1.15 $ 54.25 $ 112,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 53,830 12.72 0.74 $ 43.41 $ 90,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 52,180 23.27 1.35 $ 56.13 $ 116,750
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 47,710 24.88 1.44 $ 52.05 $ 108,260


Map of location quotient of architecture and engineering occupations by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 5,720 123.39 7.14 $ 54.21 $ 112,760
Huntsville, AL 19,200 83.38 4.82 $ 51.14 $ 106,360
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 12,560 56.84 3.29 $ 46.51 $ 96,730
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 4,570 52.90 3.06 $ 45.60 $ 94,840
Boulder, CO 9,190 50.54 2.92 $ 53.82 $ 111,950
Warner Robins, GA 3,250 44.01 2.54 $ 41.20 $ 85,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 46,650 43.66 2.52 $ 64.30 $ 133,750
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 75,170 41.73 2.41 $ 42.83 $ 89,090
Portsmouth, NH-ME 3,580 40.32 2.33 $ 44.49 $ 92,540
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 3,200 38.18 2.21 $ 42.25 $ 87,890