Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2004 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 2,372,770 $27.94 $29.69 $61,750 0.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 94,280 $28.99 $31.84 $66,230 0.8 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 17,960 $25.54 $27.73 $57,680 2.2 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 9,870 $22.15 $23.48 $48,830 1.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 52,680 $20.66 $22.15 $46,080 0.8 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 73,650 $38.03 $38.68 $80,460 1.4 %
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers 3,220 $27.17 $29.04 $60,400 2.8 %
17-2031 Biomedical Engineers 8,650 $32.54 $34.04 $70,800 1.4 %
17-2041 Chemical Engineers 30,320 $36.91 $38.49 $80,050 2.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 218,220 $30.88 $32.18 $66,930 0.4 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 74,760 $39.02 $40.39 $84,010 0.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 148,310 $34.43 $35.68 $74,220 0.5 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 135,560 $36.43 $37.24 $77,450 0.5 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 47,690 $31.96 $32.86 $68,350 0.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 25,860 $30.64 $31.78 $66,110 1.5 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 174,960 $31.26 $32.05 $66,660 0.3 %
17-2121 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 6,620 $34.63 $35.44 $73,720 1.8 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 21,130 $32.26 $33.36 $69,390 0.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 217,010 $31.88 $32.91 $68,460 0.4 %
17-2151 Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers 5,050 $31.10 $32.77 $68,160 1.4 %
17-2161 Nuclear Engineers 17,180 $40.81 $42.67 $88,760 1.8 %
17-2171 Petroleum Engineers 14,690 $42.55 $44.15 $91,820 1.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 159,720 $35.78 $36.32 $75,540 0.6 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 101,060 $18.84 $19.59 $40,750 0.5 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 34,850 $20.76 $22.48 $46,760 1.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 76,610 $20.67 $21.70 $45,140 0.7 %
17-3019 Drafters, All Other 22,620 $20.13 $21.91 $45,560 7.1 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 9,260 $25.24 $25.98 $54,040 1.6 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90,000 $18.50 $19.18 $39,900 0.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 178,560 $22.26 $22.66 $47,130 0.4 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians 18,770 $19.92 $20.74 $43,130 0.9 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians 19,840 $18.53 $19.55 $40,660 1.6 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 68,210 $20.96 $22.64 $47,080 1.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 46,990 $20.87 $21.66 $45,050 0.5 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 88,100 $23.77 $23.86 $49,630 0.7 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60,530 $14.60 $15.76 $32,780 0.6 %

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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 2004 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2004 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2004 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped Excel files

Technical notes

Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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