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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
152,380 1.7 % $ 51.47 $ 107,060 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Engineers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 26.61 $ 36.24 $ 49.70 $ 64.65 $ 79.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 55,360 $ 75,380 $ 103,380 $ 134,480 $ 166,050


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) 31,070 1.49 $ 58.28 $ 121,230
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 22,680 1.51 $ 45.60 $ 94,860
Scientific Research and Development Services 12,010 1.60 $ 57.68 $ 119,970
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,450 1.99 $ 53.75 $ 111,800
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,190 0.34 $ 50.39 $ 104,810

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 10,450 1.99 $ 53.75 $ 111,800
Scientific Research and Development Services 12,010 1.60 $ 57.68 $ 119,970
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 22,680 1.51 $ 45.60 $ 94,860
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 31,070 1.49 $ 58.28 $ 121,230
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 1,170 1.33 $ 48.25 $ 100,360

Top paying industries for Engineers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods (4244 and 4248 only) (8) (8) $ 75.19 $ 156,390
Oil and Gas Extraction 340 0.27 $ 66.96 $ 139,280
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 40 0.31 $ 60.79 $ 126,450
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 40 0.13 $ 60.50 $ 125,840
Other Food Manufacturing 70 0.03 $ 59.59 $ 123,950


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.





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 29,330 1.79 1.63 $ 57.06 $ 118,690
Texas 9,630 0.80 0.73 $ 58.15 $ 120,960
Michigan 9,600 2.45 2.23 $ 45.53 $ 94,710
Georgia 8,200 1.90 1.74 $ 48.77 $ 101,440
Florida 7,550 0.89 0.82 $ 47.36 $ 98,510




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 2,740 3.99 3.64 $ 66.85 $ 139,050
Louisiana 5,350 2.97 2.71 $ 44.12 $ 91,770
New Mexico 2,230 2.84 2.59 $ 59.28 $ 123,290
Michigan 9,600 2.45 2.23 $ 45.53 $ 94,710
Maryland 5,000 1.98 1.81 $ 60.10 $ 125,010




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 2,740 3.99 3.64 $ 66.85 $ 139,050
Massachusetts 2,700 0.81 0.74 $ 61.82 $ 128,580
Virginia 4,170 1.13 1.03 $ 61.39 $ 127,690
Maryland 5,000 1.98 1.81 $ 60.10 $ 125,010
Alabama 3,390 1.78 1.62 $ 59.88 $ 124,560





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 9,640 1.66 1.51 $ 55.29 $ 115,000
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 8,240 4.63 4.23 $ 46.36 $ 96,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,880 2.28 2.08 $ 66.61 $ 138,540
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,360 2.42 2.21 $ 49.00 $ 101,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,210 5.63 5.14 $ 64.67 $ 134,510
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 5,700 2.45 2.23 $ 55.88 $ 116,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,720 0.53 0.49 $ 53.71 $ 111,730
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,310 1.11 1.02 $ 64.80 $ 134,790
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,010 2.15 1.96 $ 57.09 $ 118,740
Huntsville, AL 3,010 13.04 11.90 $ 61.11 $ 127,110




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 740 16.27 14.85 $ 64.90 $ 134,990
Huntsville, AL 3,010 13.04 11.90 $ 61.11 $ 127,110
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 680 6.25 5.71 $ 53.62 $ 111,530
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,350 6.25 5.70 $ 55.29 $ 115,000
Warner Robins, GA 420 5.73 5.23 $ 47.18 $ 98,130
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,210 5.63 5.14 $ 64.67 $ 134,510
Corvallis, OR 190 5.37 4.90 $ 44.54 $ 92,640
Portsmouth, NH-ME 440 4.95 4.51 $ 48.32 $ 100,500
Baton Rouge, LA 1,740 4.68 4.28 $ 44.03 $ 91,590
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 8,240 4.63 4.23 $ 46.36 $ 96,420




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,880 2.28 2.08 $ 66.61 $ 138,540
Midland, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 66.57 $ 138,470
California-Lexington Park, MD 740 16.27 14.85 $ 64.90 $ 134,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,310 1.11 1.02 $ 64.80 $ 134,790
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,210 5.63 5.14 $ 64.67 $ 134,510
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 30 0.12 0.11 $ 64.29 $ 133,720
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 130 0.85 0.77 $ 64.23 $ 133,600
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,490 0.96 0.87 $ 63.45 $ 131,970
Boise City, ID 300 0.90 0.82 $ 62.79 $ 130,600
Huntsville, AL 3,010 13.04 11.90 $ 61.11 $ 127,110

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)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 680 8.68 7.93 $ 63.05 $ 131,140
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 450 2.47 2.26 $ 37.01 $ 76,970
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 320 1.33 1.22 $ 34.80 $ 72,390
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.25 1.14 $ 31.29 $ 65,080
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 240 1.48 1.35 $ 34.68 $ 72,130

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)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 680 8.68 7.93 $ 63.05 $ 131,140
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 450 2.47 2.26 $ 37.01 $ 76,970
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 150 2.19 1.99 $ 39.36 $ 81,860
Central Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 150 1.98 1.81 $ 50.29 $ 104,610
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 240 1.48 1.35 $ 34.68 $ 72,130

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)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 680 8.68 7.93 $ 63.05 $ 131,140
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 0.45 $ 59.72 $ 124,230
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 58.00 $ 120,640
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.21 1.11 $ 55.80 $ 116,060
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 0.22 $ 55.41 $ 115,250


About May 2020 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021