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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 ; Bioengineers and 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 Technologists and Technicians ; Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians ; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians ; Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians ; Environmental Engineering Technologists and Technicians ; Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians ; Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians ; Surveying and Mapping Technicians ; Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other


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)
2,592,680 0.5 % $42.69 $88,800 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.77 $29.28 $39.15 $52.87 $68.56
Annual Wage (2) $45,280 $60,910 $81,440 $109,970 $142,610


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 731,480 48.84 $39.96 $83,120
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 125,030 6.22 $49.89 $103,780
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 113,970 21.88 $50.47 $104,990
Scientific Research and Development Services 103,290 14.61 $52.38 $108,960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 86,550 23.88 $45.87 $95,420

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 731,480 48.84 $39.96 $83,120
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 86,550 23.88 $45.87 $95,420
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 113,970 21.88 $50.47 $104,990
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 85,520 21.01 $46.79 $97,320
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 14,540 17.78 $44.72 $93,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 18,480 13.08 $64.87 $134,920
Software Publishers 4,900 1.14 $60.77 $126,400
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 And 5223 only) 420 0.02 $58.58 $121,840
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 610 0.06 $56.71 $117,950
Other Information Services 440 0.14 $54.19 $112,720


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 344,670 19.83 1.12 $49.45 $102,850
Texas 243,980 19.63 1.11 $46.63 $96,990
Michigan 139,900 32.20 1.82 $41.50 $86,320
Florida 111,000 12.62 0.72 $37.55 $78,100
New York 107,230 11.26 0.64 $43.50 $90,480




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 139,900 32.20 1.82 $41.50 $86,320
New Mexico 20,720 25.15 1.42 $47.45 $98,700
Alaska 7,830 24.68 1.40 $48.92 $101,750
Colorado 64,100 23.93 1.36 $45.23 $94,080
Washington 77,020 23.21 1.31 $47.75 $99,310




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 11,780 16.29 0.92 $54.00 $112,320
California 344,670 19.83 1.12 $49.45 $102,850
Alaska 7,830 24.68 1.40 $48.92 $101,750
Maryland 59,750 22.12 1.25 $48.29 $100,450
Washington 77,020 23.21 1.31 $47.75 $99,310





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 111,160 17.81 1.01 $48.11 $100,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 96,170 9.96 0.56 $46.30 $96,300
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 90,570 45.72 2.59 $43.27 $90,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 84,560 27.71 1.57 $52.70 $109,620
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 67,370 24.08 1.36 $47.21 $98,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 66,850 18.28 1.04 $45.96 $95,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 64,120 13.71 0.78 $41.28 $85,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 62,800 19.75 1.12 $51.10 $106,280
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 57,780 23.37 1.32 $51.06 $106,210
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 52,570 26.01 1.47 $50.54 $105,120