Occupational Employment Statistics

2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Architecture and Engineering Occupations

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. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable excel files. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

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 (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,489,070 $25.78 $27.08 $56,330 0.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 84,980 $26.67 $28.65 $59,590 1.3 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 17,980 $22.46 $24.83 $51,640 2.8 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 7,810 $19.95 $20.84 $43,350 1.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 54,650 $18.87 $19.96 $41,510 1.2 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 74,380 $33.83 $34.32 $71,380 0.8 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 2,550 $23.59 $26.11 $54,300 4.2 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 6,960 $28.75 $30.45 $63,330 1.5 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 31,710 $33.74 $34.99 $72,780 1.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 205,370 $28.09 $29.33 $61,000 0.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 67,590 $34.40 $35.72 $74,310 0.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 151,300 $32.16 $32.99 $68,630 0.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 123,210 $32.86 $33.52 $69,710 0.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 48,700 $29.45 $30.11 $62,640 0.7 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 36,420 $27.68 $28.41 $59,090 0.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 161,540 $29.22 $29.78 $61,940 0.4 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 4,860 $32.12 $32.18 $66,940 1.9 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 22,920 $29.45 $30.21 $62,840 0.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 204,310 $29.54 $30.54 $63,530 0.7 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 6,090 $29.89 $31.43 $65,370 2.4 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 14,180 $38.50 $38.56 $80,200 1.6 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 11,420 $39.14 $39.33 $81,800 1.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 99,160 $17.79 $18.55 $38,580 0.7 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 39,300 $19.27 $20.77 $43,200 1.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 69,150 $19.05 $20.07 $41,750 0.8 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 15,570 $24.27 $24.75 $51,470 1.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 85,920 $17.98 $18.54 $38,550 0.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 220,800 $20.26 $20.78 $43,220 0.7 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 42,130 $18.34 $19.18 $39,890 1.3 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 17,970 $17.59 $18.82 $39,140 1.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 59,500 $19.70 $21.15 $43,980 1.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 54,430 $19.67 $20.51 $42,650 0.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 56,430 $13.56 $14.81 $30,810 0.8 %

About 2001 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(1) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for occupations not shown separately.

(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 mean 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.


National OES estimates by SOC major group



2001 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

2001 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 Date: December 23, 2002

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