Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

17-2199 Engineers, All Other

All engineers not listed separately.


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)
131,500 1.4 % $47.74 $99,310 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.33 $33.78 $46.75 $60.57 $74.39
Annual Wage (2) $50,620 $70,270 $97,250 $125,990 $154,720


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) 28,260 1.40 $55.29 $115,010
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,830 1.12 $46.01 $95,700
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,450 1.00 $50.92 $105,910
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,730 1.20 $49.04 $102,000
Management of Companies and Enterprises 5,700 0.25 $51.04 $106,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 28,260 1.40 $55.29 $115,010
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 5,340 1.34 $49.87 $103,740
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 1,170 1.31 $45.02 $93,640
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,730 1.20 $49.04 $102,000
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,830 1.12 $46.01 $95,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 220 0.05 $56.09 $116,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 28,260 1.40 $55.29 $115,010
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 720 0.10 $55.28 $114,980
Oil and Gas Extraction 920 0.68 $54.68 $113,730
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 2,340 0.65 $53.89 $112,090


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 17,820 1.07 1.16 $51.58 $107,300
Texas 10,760 0.91 0.98 $55.09 $114,590
Florida 8,020 0.95 1.03 $40.10 $83,420
Michigan 7,350 1.72 1.86 $44.55 $92,670
Ohio 6,870 1.28 1.39 $43.58 $90,650




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 2,720 3.84 4.17 $62.76 $130,550
New Mexico 2,170 2.71 2.93 $50.17 $104,350
Alaska 790 2.47 2.68 $53.64 $111,560
Louisiana 4,580 2.41 2.61 $42.17 $87,710
Alabama 3,580 1.86 2.02 $54.66 $113,700




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 2,720 3.84 4.17 $62.76 $130,550
Maryland 4,790 1.80 1.95 $57.67 $119,950
Virginia 4,640 1.22 1.33 $55.60 $115,650
Texas 10,760 0.91 0.98 $55.09 $114,590
Alabama 3,580 1.86 2.02 $54.66 $113,700



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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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,690 2.26 2.45 $62.56 $130,130
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,100 3.33 3.60 $47.30 $98,390
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,690 1.26 1.37 $60.93 $126,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,550 0.80 0.87 $51.32 $106,750
Huntsville, AL 3,130 14.07 15.26 $56.30 $117,100
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,080 2.82 3.06 $58.87 $122,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,310 1.20 1.30 $50.90 $105,870
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,300 1.60 1.74 $50.72 $105,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,260 0.34 0.37 $46.59 $96,900
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 2,250 1.98 2.14 $50.41 $104,850


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 730 15.96 17.31 $58.19 $121,030
Huntsville, AL 3,130 14.07 15.26 $56.30 $117,100
Portsmouth, NH-ME 510 5.55 6.01 $40.83 $84,930
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 460 5.49 5.95 $41.56 $86,440
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,090 5.29 5.73 $52.29 $108,770
Dayton, OH 1,800 4.85 5.26 $50.72 $105,500
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 340 3.89 4.21 $51.96 $108,080
Las Cruces, NM 270 3.79 4.11 $43.85 $91,200
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,100 3.33 3.60 $47.30 $98,390
Warner Robins, GA 230 3.29 3.56 $45.92 $95,520


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texarkana, TX-AR 30 0.55 0.60 $66.29 $137,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,690 2.26 2.45 $62.56 $130,130
Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD Metropolitan Division 1,560 2.68 2.90 $61.79 $128,530
Corpus Christi, TX 150 0.77 0.83 $61.19 $127,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,690 1.26 1.37 $60.93 $126,740
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 130 1.03 1.11 $60.40 $125,630
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,080 2.82 3.06 $58.87 $122,450
California-Lexington Park, MD 730 15.96 17.31 $58.19 $121,030
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,620 1.39 1.51 $57.49 $119,580
Huntsville, AL 3,130 14.07 15.26 $56.30 $117,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 520 2.06 2.24 $34.69 $72,160
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 420 25.92 28.10 $63.56 $132,210
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 410 1.82 1.97 $36.52 $75,950
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.42 1.54 $35.48 $73,790
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 260 2.00 2.17 $21.93 $45,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 420 25.92 28.10 $63.56 $132,210
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 170 5.46 5.92 $28.10 $58,440
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 220 2.44 2.65 $29.65 $61,670
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 520 2.06 2.24 $34.69 $72,160
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 260 2.00 2.17 $21.93 $45,620

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 420 25.92 28.10 $63.56 $132,210
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $58.81 $122,330
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $54.39 $113,120
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.26 0.28 $53.08 $110,410
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $52.76 $109,740


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018