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