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Electrical Engineers in Texas

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18.3% Jobs Projection
$99,670 Median Salary
1,250 Job Openings

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
Amarillo, TX 200 $105,370
Corpus Christi, TX 180 $97,940
El Paso, TX 130 $78,620
Waco, TX 80 $84,680
College Station-Bryan, TX 70 $79,180
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 30 $89,720
Tyler, TX 30 $91,660
Longview, TX 30 $87,280
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 30 $110,750

Top States for Electrical Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Electrical Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 26,570 $110,190
Texas 14,680 $99,670
New York 10,500 $99,410
Michigan 9,190 $88,930
Pennsylvania 8,870 $91,710
Massachusetts 7,520 $113,270
Virginia 6,880 $104,310
Ohio 6,760 $83,790
Florida 5,940 $90,660
Washington 5,650 $111,730
North Carolina 5,090 $91,680
Illinois 4,860 $92,570
Arizona 4,840 $102,790
Maryland 4,760 $105,680
Alabama 4,540 $94,320
Georgia 4,330 $84,740
Wisconsin 3,920 $82,680
Minnesota 3,910 $95,380
Missouri 3,680 $91,960
New Jersey 3,590 $108,470

Below are the states where Electrical Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $115,560
Massachusetts $113,270
New Mexico $111,910
Washington $111,730
Alaska $111,100
California $110,190
New Jersey $108,470
Maryland $105,680
Delaware $105,430
Rhode Island $105,400

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