Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Architecture and Engineering Occupations

other SOC major groups


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Click on the SOC Code Number to view that occupation's definition, additional wage estimates, and relative standard error (RSE) estimates.

Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,506,380 $23.66 $24.81 $51,600 0.5 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) 71,040 $23.67 $25.68 $53,410 1.4 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (3) 13,870 $19.24 $21.40 $44,510 1.8 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 6,150 $19.20 $19.74 $41,060 2.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50,150 $16.61 $17.50 $36,400 1.5 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers (3) 71,790 $31.35 $31.03 $64,550 1.4 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers (3) 2,260 $26.25 $26.85 $55,840 2.9 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 6,450 $24.36 $25.21 $52,430 1.7 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers (3) 28,630 $31.84 $30.89 $64,250 0.5 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 209,100 $25.83 $26.76 $55,660 0.3 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 60,420 $31.12 $32.19 $66,960 1.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 149,210 $29.15 $29.58 $61,520 1.1 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 106,830 $29.96 $30.49 $63,410 1.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 51,450 $26.39 $27.43 $57,050 1.1 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 40,470 $25.16 $25.81 $53,680 1.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 155,910 $26.81 $27.62 $57,450 0.8 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects (3) 4,450 $27.89 $28.16 $58,580 1.5 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (3) 21,730 $28.29 $28.54 $59,370 0.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 202,910 $26.85 $27.41 $57,010 0.4 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 7,160 $28.03 $29.76 $61,900 3.7 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers (3) 9,580 $35.87 $35.04 $72,870 1.2 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers (3) 9,640 $35.71 $34.99 $72,780 1.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 92,790 $16.37 $17.40 $36,190 1.2 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 39,890 $17.93 $18.82 $39,150 1.4 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 65,960 $17.37 $18.57 $38,620 2.2 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 17,270 $21.39 $23.38 $48,630 3.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) 91,040 $16.35 $16.95 $35,270 0.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 242,160 $18.45 $18.94 $39,390 1.0 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 40,310 $16.79 $17.91 $37,250 2.1 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 18,640 $15.58 $16.86 $35,060 2.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) 51,690 $19.41 $20.83 $43,320 0.8 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 57,560 $18.41 $19.50 $40,560 1.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) 47,330 $12.87 $14.07 $29,260 0.8 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) 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 mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

1999 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last modified: October 16, 2001

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