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Position Description All engineers not listed separately.

  • Mathematical Engineer
  • Optical Engineer
  • Salvage Engineer
  • Full Stack Engineer
  • Staff Field Engineer

What Kind of Engineer Job Opportunities Are There?

There were about 132,500 jobs for Engineers in 2016 (in the United States).

New jobs are being produced at a rate of 6.4% which is lower than average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 8,500 new jobs for Engineers by 2026. The BLS estimates 9,500 yearly job openings in this field per year.

Forecasted Number of Jobs for Engineers in U.S.

The states with the most job growth for Engineers are California, Texas, and Florida.

Watch out if you plan on working in Minnesota, Alaska, or Vermont. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Average Engineer Salary

The salary for Engineers ranges between about $50,750 and $155,650 a year. The median salary for this occupation is $96,980.

Salary Ranges for Engineers

How much do Engineers make in different U.S. states?

Annual Mean Salary by State
State Annual Mean Salary

District of Columbia

$132,530

Maryland

$118,420

Virginia

$118,390

Alabama

$115,710

New Jersey

$114,990

New Mexico

$114,790

Alaska

$114,040

Texas

$113,370

Colorado

$111,610

Idaho

$110,270

Massachusetts

$109,220

California

$107,700

Washington

$104,890

Minnesota

$101,620

South Carolina

$100,750

Connecticut

$100,230

New Hampshire

$99,070

Wyoming

$97,040

Hawaii

$96,940

Pennsylvania

$96,550

Rhode Island

$95,790

New York

$95,270

Nevada

$94,950

Arizona

$94,450

Georgia

$93,580

Ohio

$93,370

West Virginia

$91,420

Oregon

$90,720

Louisiana

$90,580

Michigan

$90,420

Utah

$89,810

Illinois

$87,220

Missouri

$86,850

Wisconsin

$86,600

Maine

$85,800

South Dakota

$84,320

North Carolina

$83,900

North Dakota

$83,270

Oklahoma

$83,080

Florida

$82,970

Nebraska

$82,760

Kansas

$82,060

Tennessee

$82,030

Vermont

$81,960

Kentucky

$79,690

Mississippi

$79,630

Montana

$79,590

Iowa

$78,230

Indiana

$73,340

Arkansas

$71,510

Where Engineers Are Employed

Engineer Sectors

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Factual

O*NET Online

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