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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

17-2071 Electrical Engineers

Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. Excludes “Computer Hardware Engineers” (17-2061).


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)
185,570 1.4 % $49.75 $103,480 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.30 $37.06 $47.37 $60.35 $74.94
Annual Wage (2) $63,020 $77,080 $98,530 $125,520 $155,880


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 41,440 2.77 $49.51 $102,980
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 17,860 4.64 $48.79 $101,490
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,940 3.18 $52.45 $109,090
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,430 2.00 $55.73 $115,910
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,090 1.43 $55.39 $115,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 17,860 4.64 $48.79 $101,490
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 5,120 3.62 $43.33 $90,120
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 12,940 3.18 $52.45 $109,090
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,600 3.18 $53.13 $110,500
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 41,440 2.77 $49.51 $102,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 190 0.13 $62.96 $130,960
Support Activities for Mining 390 0.11 $58.37 $121,410
Software Publishers 150 0.04 $56.39 $117,280
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 10,430 2.00 $55.73 $115,910
Scientific Research and Development Services 10,090 1.43 $55.39 $115,210


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 25,370 1.46 1.16 $56.29 $117,070
Texas 14,440 1.16 0.92 $51.27 $106,650
Michigan 9,620 2.21 1.75 $44.44 $92,430
New York 9,560 1.00 0.79 $51.14 $106,360
Pennsylvania 9,110 1.54 1.22 $47.21 $98,190




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)
New Hampshire 1,890 2.86 2.27 $53.21 $110,670
Alabama 4,600 2.33 1.84 $49.65 $103,260
Michigan 9,620 2.21 1.75 $44.44 $92,430
Vermont 650 2.11 1.67 (8) (8)
Massachusetts 6,960 1.92 1.52 $55.60 $115,640




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 590 0.82 0.65 $58.81 $122,330
New Jersey 3,440 0.84 0.67 $57.42 $119,430
New Mexico 1,330 1.61 1.28 $56.34 $117,190
California 25,370 1.46 1.16 $56.29 $117,070
Washington 6,030 1.82 1.44 $55.76 $115,990





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,980 0.83 0.65 $54.88 $114,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 7,910 1.27 1.00 $55.78 $116,010
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 7,220 2.58 2.04 $55.97 $116,410
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 5,280 2.67 2.11 $46.02 $95,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,220 1.64 1.30 $61.58 $128,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,630 4.06 3.21 $66.56 $138,450
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,370 2.16 1.71 $57.20 $118,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,340 1.76 1.39 $58.17 $120,990
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,290 1.41 1.11 $53.58 $111,450
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,270 1.17 0.92 $52.96 $110,160