Electrical Engineers in Texas
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Electrical Engineers in Texas are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Electrical Engineers in Texas is growing faster than average.
Electrical Engineers in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Electrical Engineers Work in Texas?
There were approximately 14,680 workers employed as Electrical Engineers in this state in 2018.
There were 14,300 Electrical Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 380 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 2,430 Electrical Engineers working in it, which means Texas has more Electrical Engineers than average.
Job Projections for Texas
Jobs for Electrical Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 18.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.6%.
Texas Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 1,250 annual job openings, and 17,090 total jobs in 2026 for Electrical Engineers in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 13,900 annual jobs and 204,500 total jobs in 2026.
What do Electrical Engineers Make in Texas?
In 2018 wages for Electrical Engineers ranged from $66,510 to $159,690 with $99,670 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.98 to $76.77. The median hourly rate was $47.92.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $47.35 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $0.57.
The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Texas Metros for Electrical Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Electrical Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||4,830||$98,480|
|Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX||4,030||$101,060|
|Austin-Round Rock, TX||2,500||$104,820|
|San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX||980||$99,030|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX||240||$95,000|
|Corpus Christi, TX||180||$97,940|
|El Paso, TX||130||$78,620|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||70||$79,180|
Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Electrical Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Electrical Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$115,560|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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