Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 ; 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 Technicians ; Civil Engineering Technicians ; Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians ; Electro-Mechanical Technicians ; Environmental Engineering Technicians ; Industrial Engineering Technicians ; Mechanical Engineering Technicians ; Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other ; Surveying and Mapping Technicians


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)
2,556,220 0.5 % $42.01 $87,370 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $21.33 $28.72 $38.55 $51.81 $66.98
Annual Wage (2) $44,360 $59,750 $80,170 $107,760 $139,320


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 717,790 49.51 $39.49 $82,150
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 123,470 6.16 $49.66 $103,300
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 101,620 20.92 $49.80 $103,580
Scientific Research and Development Services 101,590 15.07 $50.83 $105,730
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 93,780 25.61 $44.08 $91,690

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 717,790 49.51 $39.49 $82,150
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 93,780 25.61 $44.08 $91,690
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 86,500 21.35 $45.61 $94,870
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 101,620 20.92 $49.80 $103,580
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 15,620 18.91 $43.86 $91,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 15,950 11.29 $64.59 $134,350
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 1,180 10.99 $56.86 $118,270
Software Publishers 4,270 1.08 $55.16 $114,730
Grantmaking and Giving Services 40 0.03 $55.09 $114,600
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 11,660 10.38 $54.47 $113,310


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 337,180 19.83 1.12 $48.46 $100,800
Texas 234,930 19.39 1.10 $47.35 $98,500
Michigan 139,590 32.33 1.83 $40.30 $83,820
New York 112,120 11.95 0.68 $43.06 $89,560
Florida 106,320 12.35 0.70 $36.23 $75,360




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 139,590 32.33 1.83 $40.30 $83,820
Alaska 7,930 25.16 1.42 $50.96 $106,000
New Mexico 19,880 24.49 1.39 $45.72 $95,110
Colorado 61,970 23.65 1.34 $43.80 $91,090
Washington 75,110 23.04 1.30 $45.99 $95,660




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 11,930 16.75 0.95 $52.98 $110,200
Alaska 7,930 25.16 1.42 $50.96 $106,000
California 337,180 19.83 1.12 $48.46 $100,800
Texas 234,930 19.39 1.10 $47.35 $98,500
Maryland 60,480 22.53 1.28 $47.23 $98,250





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 107,920 17.64 1.00 $47.46 $98,710
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 98,040 10.32 0.58 $45.90 $95,470
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 91,540 46.42 2.63 $42.37 $88,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 81,410 27.30 1.55 $53.81 $111,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 67,800 24.58 1.39 $45.76 $95,180
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 66,290 14.28 0.81 $40.45 $84,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 64,140 20.46 1.16 $50.30 $104,620
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 64,110 17.97 1.02 $46.52 $96,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 54,950 22.71 1.29 $49.78 $103,540
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 51,670 46.16 2.61 $56.26 $117,010