Bureau of Labor Statistics

Field of degree: Engineering technologies

Engineering technologies field of degree. Employment: 476,500. Median annual wage: $78,000.

Engineering technologies field of degree. Employment: 476,500. Median annual wage: $78,000

Table 1. Engineering technologies degree, 2019.

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Table 1. Engineering technologies degree, 2019
Data Engineering technologies All fields

Employment

476,500 56,820,460

Median wage

78,000 60,000

Percent employed part time

9 15

Percent employed in occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree

56 61

Percent with an advanced degree

25 37

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Chart 1. Types of engineering technologies majors, 2019.

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Chart 1. Types of engineering technologies majors, 2019
Engineering technologies majors Major share

Electrical Engineering Technology

26%

Miscellaneous Engineering Technologies

23

Industrial Production Technologies

18

Engineering Technologies

15

Engineering And Industrial Management

9

Other

9

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Chart 2. Employment distribution of workers with an engineering technologies degree, by occupational group, 2019.

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Chart 2. Employment distribution of workers with an engineering technologies degree, by occupational group, 2019
Occupational group Occupational group share

Management occupations

20%

Computer and mathematical occupations

17

Architecture and engineering occupations

17

Business and financial operations occupations

7

Sales and related occupations

7

Other

33

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

Table 2. Top-employing occupations for workers with an engineering technologies degree.

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Table 2. Top-employing occupations for workers with an engineering technologies degree
Occupational Outlook Handbook profile Percent growth, projected 2020–30 Typical entry-level education Percent degree holders in this field, this occupation, 2019 Percent of this occupation with an advanced degree, 2019

Software developers and software quality assurance analysts and testers

22% Bachelor's degree 8% 34%

Industrial engineers

14 Bachelor's degree 3 20

Computer and information systems managers

11 Bachelor's degree 2 28

Computer occupations, all other

9 Bachelor's degree 2 14

Personal service managers, all other; entertainment and recreation managers, except gambling; and managers, all other

7 Bachelor's degree 7 20

Mechanical engineers

7 Bachelor's degree 3 24

Electrical engineers

7 Bachelor's degree 2 33

Project management specialists and business operations specialists, all other

6 Bachelor's degree 2 24

Engineers, all other

3 Bachelor's degree 3 31

Chief executives

-6 Bachelor's degree 2 30

Note: Occupational profiles may comprise multiple SOC occupations, which may have differing education categories.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program (projected growth, entry-level education) and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (degree holders, advanced degrees).

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Engineering technologies,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/engineering-technologies/engineering-technologies-field-of-degree.htm (visited December 07, 2021).

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