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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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 occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
152,340 1.5 % $49.26 $102,460 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.83 $34.70 $47.62 $61.92 $76.36
Annual Wage (2) $53,730 $72,180 $99,040 $128,780 $158,830


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,760 1.38 $57.77 $120,160
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 23,380 1.56 $44.99 $93,580
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,590 1.50 $56.03 $116,550
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,670 1.66 $53.43 $111,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises 8,000 0.32 $49.90 $103,790

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,670 1.66 $53.43 $111,140
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 23,380 1.56 $44.99 $93,580
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,590 1.50 $56.03 $116,550
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 5,790 1.42 $51.50 $107,110
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,760 1.38 $57.77 $120,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 810 0.57 $63.30 $131,670
Other Food Manufacturing 50 0.02 $57.97 $120,570
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 27,760 1.38 $57.77 $120,160
Motion Picture and Video Industries 230 0.05 $57.54 $119,680
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,590 1.50 $56.03 $116,550


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 25,740 1.48 1.43 $54.64 $113,640
Michigan 11,350 2.61 2.52 $44.32 $92,190
Texas 10,380 0.83 0.80 $55.48 $115,390
Florida 9,220 1.05 1.01 $41.80 $86,950
Ohio 7,670 1.41 1.36 $45.87 $95,420




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)
District of Columbia 2,540 3.51 3.39 $65.70 $136,660
Louisiana 5,590 2.91 2.81 $44.75 $93,080
New Mexico 2,170 2.63 2.54 $57.05 $118,670
Michigan 11,350 2.61 2.52 $44.32 $92,190
Alabama 3,620 1.83 1.77 $56.46 $117,430




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 2,540 3.51 3.39 $65.70 $136,660
Virginia 4,050 1.04 1.01 $59.09 $122,910
Maryland 4,550 1.68 1.62 $59.07 $122,860
New Mexico 2,170 2.63 2.54 $57.05 $118,670
Alaska 580 1.82 1.75 $57.00 $118,550





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)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 9,530 4.81 4.64 $45.48 $94,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 8,590 1.38 1.33 $52.66 $109,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,520 2.05 1.98 $65.10 $135,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,370 1.96 1.89 $48.38 $100,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,340 0.55 0.53 $49.45 $102,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,000 4.38 4.23 $61.21 $127,330
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,940 2.00 1.93 $54.35 $113,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,480 1.14 1.10 $63.40 $131,870
Huntsville, AL 3,110 13.34 12.86 $58.25 $121,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,100 0.85 0.82 $51.07 $106,230