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

17-2199 Engineers, All Other

All engineers not listed separately. Excludes “Sales Engineers” (41-9031), “Locomotive Engineers” (53-4011), and “Ship Engineers” (53-5031).


National estimates for Engineers, All Other
Industry profile for Engineers, All Other
Geographic profile for Engineers, All Other

National estimates for Engineers, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Engineers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
151,940 1.6 % $ 51.83 $ 107,800 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Engineers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 28.24 $ 37.29 $ 48.38 $ 62.81 $ 79.18
Annual Wage (2) $ 58,730 $ 77,560 $ 100,640 $ 130,650 $ 164,690


Industry profile for Engineers, All Other:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Engineers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 32,290 1.53 $ 59.17 $ 123,070
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 20,440 1.35 $ 46.94 $ 97,630
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,600 1.33 $ 58.33 $ 121,330
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,670 1.85 $ 56.93 $ 118,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises 7,880 0.31 $ 50.62 $ 105,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Engineers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,670 1.85 $ 56.93 $ 118,400
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 32,290 1.53 $ 59.17 $ 123,070
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 5,730 1.43 $ 60.08 $ 124,960
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 20,440 1.35 $ 46.94 $ 97,630
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,600 1.33 $ 58.33 $ 121,330

Top paying industries for Engineers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 240 0.23 $ 79.21 $ 164,770
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 70 0.02 $ 68.04 $ 141,530
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 310 0.30 $ 62.44 $ 129,880
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 1,270 0.81 $ 60.53 $ 125,910
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 5,730 1.43 $ 60.08 $ 124,960


Geographic profile for Engineers, All Other:

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



Map of employment of engineers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Engineers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 27,460 1.66 1.54 $ 56.73 $ 117,990
Texas 10,060 0.82 0.76 $ 52.35 $ 108,900
Michigan 9,600 2.36 2.19 $ 46.18 $ 96,050
Florida 9,040 1.05 0.97 $ 49.99 $ 103,980
Ohio 6,070 1.17 1.08 $ 47.82 $ 99,460


Map of location quotient of engineers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Engineers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,800 4.23 3.92 $ 67.25 $ 139,880
New Mexico 2,710 3.49 3.23 $ 58.39 $ 121,450
Louisiana 5,640 3.14 2.91 $ 43.94 $ 91,390
Michigan 9,600 2.36 2.19 $ 46.18 $ 96,050
Maryland 5,050 1.99 1.84 $ 57.72 $ 120,060


Map of annual mean wages of engineers, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Engineers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,800 4.23 3.92 $ 67.25 $ 139,880
Massachusetts 2,650 0.78 0.72 $ 61.96 $ 128,870
Virginia 5,570 1.49 1.38 $ 61.02 $ 126,920
Alabama 3,370 1.75 1.62 $ 60.61 $ 126,070
New Mexico 2,710 3.49 3.23 $ 58.39 $ 121,450



Map of employment of engineers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Engineers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,300 1.45 1.35 $ 53.76 $ 111,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 8,040 2.74 2.54 $ 66.22 $ 137,730
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 7,340 4.07 3.78 $ 47.85 $ 99,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,330 4.98 4.62 $ 65.80 $ 136,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,440 0.51 0.47 $ 56.32 $ 117,140
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,290 1.91 1.77 $ 59.67 $ 124,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,060 1.57 1.46 $ 50.42 $ 104,870
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,650 2.62 2.43 $ 55.03 $ 114,470
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,430 0.96 0.89 $ 53.39 $ 111,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,130 1.08 1.00 $ 56.25 $ 117,010


Map of location quotient of engineers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Engineers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 790 16.97 15.74 $ 63.35 $ 131,760
Huntsville, AL 3,120 13.55 12.56 $ 61.75 $ 128,440
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 760 6.64 6.15 $ 54.92 $ 114,220
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,440 6.50 6.03 $ 57.16 $ 118,890
Lake Charles, LA 520 5.71 5.30 $ 44.26 $ 92,050
Warner Robins, GA 380 5.11 4.74 $ 44.71 $ 92,990
Portsmouth, NH-ME 440 4.98 4.62 $ 50.13 $ 104,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,330 4.98 4.62 $ 65.80 $ 136,860
Dayton, OH 1,760 4.95 4.59 $ 54.46 $ 113,290
New Bern, NC 210 4.79 4.44 $ 47.19 $ 98,140


Map of annual mean wages of engineers, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Engineers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Raleigh, NC 410 0.65 0.60 $ 66.65 $ 138,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 8,040 2.74 2.54 $ 66.22 $ 137,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,330 4.98 4.62 $ 65.80 $ 136,860
Boulder, CO 320 1.73 1.61 $ 65.73 $ 136,720
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,320 1.02 0.95 $ 64.60 $ 134,370
California-Lexington Park, MD 790 16.97 15.74 $ 63.35 $ 131,760
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,400 0.93 0.86 $ 62.67 $ 130,350
Huntsville, AL 3,120 13.55 12.56 $ 61.75 $ 128,440
Fort Wayne, IN 130 0.60 0.56 $ 60.38 $ 125,580
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 400 2.07 1.92 $ 60.35 $ 125,520

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Engineers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 720 14.84 13.76 $ 58.33 $ 121,320
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 450 2.45 2.27 $ 39.74 $ 82,660
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 370 3.10 2.87 $ 30.77 $ 64,000
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 340 3.25 3.01 $ 44.11 $ 91,760
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 210 1.42 1.32 $ 49.68 $ 103,320

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Engineers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 720 14.84 13.76 $ 58.33 $ 121,320
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 340 3.25 3.01 $ 44.11 $ 91,760
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 370 3.10 2.87 $ 30.77 $ 64,000
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 450 2.45 2.27 $ 39.74 $ 82,660
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 160 2.39 2.22 $ 40.53 $ 84,300

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Engineers, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 60 0.65 0.60 $ 61.90 $ 128,750
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 720 14.84 13.76 $ 58.33 $ 121,320
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 60 0.71 0.65 $ 55.96 $ 116,390
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 0.31 $ 55.92 $ 116,310
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.52 0.48 $ 54.33 $ 113,010


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022