Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 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 sectors 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(XLS).

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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 2,376,650 $26.89 $28.48 $59,230 0.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 91,010 $27.86 $31.18 $64,850 1.5 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 18,910 $24.27 $26.39 $54,900 2.4 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 8,940 $21.24 $22.37 $46,520 1.5 %
17-1022 Surveyors 51,490 $19.64 $21.06 $43,810 0.8 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 70,740 $35.83 $36.54 $76,000 1.2 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 2,270 $24.51 $27.11 $56,380 2.1 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 6,980 $30.61 $32.20 $66,980 1.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 32,490 $35.46 $36.66 $76,250 1.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 206,350 $29.73 $31.07 $64,620 0.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 72,550 $36.53 $38.15 $79,350 1.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 146,150 $33.48 $34.66 $72,090 0.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 137,320 $34.31 $35.16 $73,140 0.6 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 45,480 $30.19 $31.16 $64,820 0.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 29,920 $28.68 $30.01 $62,420 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 156,780 $30.23 $30.91 $64,290 0.4 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 4,960 $33.89 $34.52 $71,800 1.9 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 23,120 $30.25 $31.19 $64,870 0.9 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 207,810 $30.72 $31.75 $66,040 0.4 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 4,730 $30.06 $31.78 $66,090 2.7 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 16,010 $40.18 $41.12 $85,520 1.3 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 11,630 $40.34 $41.86 $87,070 1.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 97,800 $18.12 $18.84 $39,190 0.6 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 33,720 $20.06 $21.56 $44,840 0.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 74,010 $19.96 $20.88 $43,430 0.5 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 13,900 $25.33 $25.91 $53,890 1.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90,060 $18.30 $18.89 $39,290 0.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 177,940 $20.98 $21.70 $45,150 0.4 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 25,820 $18.88 $19.68 $40,930 0.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 17,630 $17.88 $19.01 $39,530 1.1 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 64,260 $20.13 $21.68 $45,090 1.0 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 50,510 $20.14 $20.84 $43,340 0.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 57,740 $14.19 $15.39 $32,000 0.7 %

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

(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 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



May 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2003 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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