Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
125,590 1.6 % $44.36 $92,260 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.13 $32.44 $43.55 $55.64 $67.51
Annual Wage (2) $50,190 $67,470 $90,580 $115,740 $140,420


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) 26,460 1.28 $52.95 $110,140
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 16,490 1.28 $41.42 $86,150
Scientific Research and Development Services 6,590 1.05 $48.31 $100,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,240 0.33 $41.75 $86,830
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,650 1.19 $43.38 $90,220

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 160 1.76 $52.15 $108,460
Oil and Gas Extraction 2,100 1.29 $51.06 $106,200
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 26,460 1.28 $52.95 $110,140
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 16,490 1.28 $41.42 $86,150
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,650 1.19 $43.38 $90,220

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 70 0.05 $61.79 $128,520
Other Information Services (8) (8) $54.18 $112,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 26,460 1.28 $52.95 $110,140
Facilities Support Services 180 0.14 $52.71 $109,640
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 160 1.76 $52.15 $108,460


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 18,380 1.31 1.34 $48.58 $101,040
Texas 9,920 0.96 0.98 $46.87 $97,480
Illinois 8,780 1.57 1.61 $40.14 $83,490
Michigan 7,560 1.97 2.02 $39.26 $81,670
Ohio 5,500 1.10 1.13 $41.85 $87,050




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 2,880 4.47 4.57 $59.34 $123,440
New Mexico 2,970 3.82 3.91 $52.86 $109,940
New Hampshire 1,510 2.48 2.54 $38.57 $80,220
Alaska 650 2.08 2.12 $55.83 $116,130
Alabama 3,590 1.98 2.02 $51.35 $106,810




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 2,880 4.47 4.57 $59.34 $123,440
Alaska 650 2.08 2.12 $55.83 $116,130
New Mexico 2,970 3.82 3.91 $52.86 $109,940
Alabama 3,590 1.98 2.02 $51.35 $106,810
Maryland 4,630 1.87 1.91 $51.03 $106,140





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,100 2.64 2.70 $57.06 $118,690
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,600 1.80 1.84 $52.03 $108,220
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,370 1.22 1.25 $39.94 $83,080
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,430 3.91 3.99 $53.29 $110,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,240 2.62 2.68 $47.74 $99,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,190 0.84 0.85 $46.67 $97,070
Huntsville, AL 3,040 15.07 15.40 $53.15 $110,560
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 2,970 2.87 2.93 $42.56 $88,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,440 1.78 1.82 $43.16 $89,770
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 2,120 3.13 3.20 (8) (8)




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)
Huntsville, AL 3,040 15.07 15.40 $53.15 $110,560
Portsmouth, NH-ME 420 7.70 7.87 $41.80 $86,940
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 530 7.23 7.38 $48.56 $101,010
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,220 6.41 6.54 $51.36 $106,820
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 710 5.54 5.65 $39.49 $82,150
Peoria, IL 790 4.65 4.75 $41.10 $85,490
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 450 4.51 4.60 $49.65 $103,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,430 3.91 3.99 $53.29 $110,850
Kokomo, IN 140 3.76 3.84 $46.89 $97,540
Las Cruces, NM 240 3.68 3.76 $41.15 $85,590




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 6,100 2.64 2.70 $57.06 $118,690
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 1,650 2.97 3.04 $55.88 $116,230
Anchorage, AK 360 2.16 2.21 $55.82 $116,110
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 70 0.55 0.56 $54.86 $114,110
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 1,610 1.70 1.73 $54.56 $113,490
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 40 0.16 0.16 $53.53 $111,350
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,430 3.91 3.99 $53.29 $110,850
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 410 1.42 1.45 $53.22 $110,690
Huntsville, AL 3,040 15.07 15.40 $53.15 $110,560
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 290 1.73 1.77 $52.24 $108,670

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 780 2.84 2.90 $30.15 $62,720
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 520 12.38 12.64 $58.49 $121,650
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 300 2.18 2.23 $40.61 $84,470
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 290 6.10 6.23 $51.10 $106,290
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 290 1.31 1.34 $41.11 $85,510

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 520 12.38 12.64 $58.49 $121,650
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 290 6.10 6.23 $51.10 $106,290
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 160 2.99 3.06 $43.08 $89,610
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 780 2.84 2.90 $30.15 $62,720
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.55 2.61 $59.15 $123,030

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)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.55 2.61 $59.15 $123,030
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 520 12.38 12.64 $58.49 $121,650
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 290 6.10 6.23 $51.10 $106,290
Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area 80 1.19 1.22 $44.74 $93,050
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $43.78 $91,070


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occu