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

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (Major Group)

Architecture and Engineering Occupations 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 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)
2,515,040 0.5 % $ 43.41 $ 90,300 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.21 $ 29.87 $ 39.98 $ 53.83 $ 69.27
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,190 $ 62,120 $ 83,160 $ 111,960 $ 144,090


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 723,570 48.16 $ 40.49 $ 84,220
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 129,790 6.24 $ 51.71 $ 107,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 118,240 22.54 $ 50.80 $ 105,660
Scientific Research and Development Services 96,830 12.87 $ 52.61 $ 109,430
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 86,350 20.60 $ 48.14 $ 100,140

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 723,570 48.16 $ 40.49 $ 84,220
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 83,840 22.74 $ 46.57 $ 96,870
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 118,240 22.54 $ 50.80 $ 105,660
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 86,350 20.60 $ 48.14 $ 100,140
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 17,080 18.56 $ 42.95 $ 89,340

Top paying industries for Architecture and Engineering Occupations:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 60 0.07 $ 70.52 $ 146,680
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 410 0.02 $ 67.96 $ 141,360
Oil and Gas Extraction 15,630 12.56 $ 64.48 $ 134,110
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 570 0.06 $ 59.24 $ 123,220
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) (8) (8) $ 59.16 $ 123,060


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.





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 331,090 20.15 1.11 $ 50.63 $ 105,310
Texas 240,750 19.89 1.10 $ 45.20 $ 94,020
Michigan 123,150 31.38 1.74 $ 42.71 $ 88,830
Florida 114,400 13.55 0.75 $ 38.57 $ 80,230
New York 102,230 11.76 0.65 $ 43.62 $ 90,720




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 123,150 31.38 1.74 $ 42.71 $ 88,830
New Mexico 21,410 27.25 1.51 $ 49.14 $ 102,200
Colorado 66,610 25.84 1.43 $ 45.96 $ 95,590
Alabama 45,130 23.71 1.31 $ 43.70 $ 90,900
Alaska 6,970 23.53 1.30 $ 48.89 $ 101,690




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 11,660 16.97 0.94 $ 55.48 $ 115,400
California 331,090 20.15 1.11 $ 50.63 $ 105,310
Maryland 58,300 23.11 1.28 $ 49.43 $ 102,820
New Mexico 21,410 27.25 1.51 $ 49.14 $ 102,200
Alaska 6,970 23.53 1.30 $ 48.89 $ 101,690





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 107,080 18.39 1.02 $ 49.00 $ 101,910
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 92,550 10.48 0.58 $ 46.57 $ 96,870
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80,730 27.19 1.50 $ 49.76 $ 103,510
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 77,390 43.49 2.41 $ 44.55 $ 92,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 68,910 19.20 1.06 $ 45.79 $ 95,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 64,510 24.80 1.37 $ 48.43 $ 100,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 62,990 20.84 1.15 $ 52.22 $ 108,610
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 59,250 13.58 0.75 $ 41.75 $ 86,850
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 54,910 23.56 1.30 $ 51.08 $ 106,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 51,390 46.60 2.58 $ 61.64 $ 128,210




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 6,370 141.09 7.80 $ 53.08 $ 110,410
Huntsville, AL 18,860 81.72 4.52 $ 49.62 $ 103,200
Jackson, MI 2,520 54.23 3.00 $ 40.83 $ 84,930
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 11,680 54.05 2.99 $ 45.45 $ 94,540
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 4,640 53.67 2.97 $ 44.38 $ 92,300
Boulder, CO 8,590 47.36 2.62 $ 49.97 $ 103,930
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 51,390 46.60 2.58 $ 61.64 $ 128,210
Warner Robins, GA 3,240 44.61 2.47 $ 41.74 $ 86,820
Portsmouth, NH-ME 3,930 43.92 2.43 $ 42.42 $ 88,240
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 77,390 43.49 2.41 $ 44.55 $ 92,660