Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

17-2199 Engineers, All Other

All engineers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
139,610 2.2 % $44.12 $91,770 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.81 $32.30 $43.40 $55.50 $66.64
Annual Wage (2) $49,530 $67,180 $90,270 $115,440 $138,610


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,450 1.25 $52.26 $108,700
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 19,430 1.52 $41.22 $85,730
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 11,500 2.39 $44.62 $92,810
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,060 1.15 $47.19 $98,150
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 6,670 1.65 $48.44 $100,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 3,960 2.56 $50.42 $104,860
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 11,500 2.39 $44.62 $92,810
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 180 2.08 $50.24 $104,490
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 6,670 1.65 $48.44 $100,750
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 290 1.53 $46.40 $96,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 80 0.06 $52.84 $109,900
Spectator Sports 120 0.09 $52.68 $109,580
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 25,450 1.25 $52.26 $108,700
Oil and Gas Extraction 3,960 2.56 $50.42 $104,860
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 840 0.75 $50.37 $104,770


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 23,020 1.64 1.50 $49.30 $102,550
Texas 11,690 1.16 1.06 $46.71 $97,150
Illinois 9,590 1.74 1.58 $39.75 $82,680
Michigan 8,890 2.37 2.16 $39.89 $82,980
Washington 6,260 2.32 2.12 $43.59 $90,670




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,710 4.24 3.86 $58.64 $121,960
New Mexico 2,670 3.43 3.12 $54.44 $113,240
Maryland 6,180 2.51 2.29 $47.35 $98,490
New Hampshire 1,470 2.44 2.22 $39.04 $81,200
Michigan 8,890 2.37 2.16 $39.89 $82,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 2,710 4.24 3.86 $58.64 $121,960
New Mexico 2,670 3.43 3.12 $54.44 $113,240
Alaska 560 1.82 1.66 $52.06 $108,290
California 23,020 1.64 1.50 $49.30 $102,550
Alabama 3,630 2.01 1.83 $49.20 $102,330

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,760 1.77 1.61 $49.50 $102,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,370 2.78 2.53 $55.46 $115,360
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,840 2.34 2.13 $51.26 $106,610
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 5,350 1.51 1.38 $39.99 $83,190
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,730 3.52 3.20 $43.40 $90,260
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,420 4.35 3.96 $44.83 $93,240
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,250 4.96 4.51 $53.99 $112,300
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,950 2.38 2.17 $40.96 $85,200
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,650 1.93 1.76 $48.06 $99,970
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,170 1.75 1.60 $46.56 $96,850




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 670 9.01 8.20 $45.36 $94,360
Portsmouth, NH-ME 410 7.45 6.79 $44.49 $92,540
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,370 7.22 6.57 $49.32 $102,580
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 620 6.42 5.84 $47.80 $99,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,250 4.96 4.51 $53.99 $112,300
Peoria, IL 810 4.86 4.42 $40.82 $84,900
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 580 4.53 4.13 $38.68 $80,450
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 4,420 4.35 3.96 $44.83 $93,240
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 320 4.04 3.68 $45.24 $94,090
Baton Rouge, LA 1,350 3.80 3.46 $39.72 $82,610




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,370 2.78 2.53 $55.46 $115,360
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 350 2.12 1.93 $54.42 $113,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,250 4.96 4.51 $53.99 $112,300
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,420 1.49 1.36 $53.83 $111,960
Anchorage, AK 400 2.42 2.20 $53.61 $111,520
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 1,840 3.34 3.04 $53.49 $111,250
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 80 0.61 0.55 $53.17 $110,590
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 460 1.61 1.47 $52.96 $110,160
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 70 0.66 0.60 $52.58 $109,360
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA (8) (8) (8) $52.56 $109,330

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 490 11.74 10.69 $57.82 $120,270
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 280 1.28 1.17 $39.57 $82,310
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 270 5.64 5.13 $50.64 $105,330
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 130 0.99 0.90 $39.69 $82,560
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.52 0.48 $38.31 $79,680

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 490 11.74 10.69 $57.82 $120,270
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 270 5.64 5.13 $50.64 $105,330
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.89 1.72 $35.89 $74,660
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.84 1.68 $32.59 $67,790
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.76 1.61 $50.33 $104,680

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 490 11.74 10.69 $57.82 $120,270
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 270 5.64 5.13 $50.64 $105,330
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.76 1.61 $50.33 $104,680
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.74 0.67 $48.79 $101,480
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.26 $47.85 $99,540


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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