Engineers in District of Columbia
Get the information you need to know about working as an Engineer.
You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineers in District of Columbia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Engineers in District of Columbia is growing slower than average.
Engineers in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Engineers Work in District of Columbia?
2,640 people worked as Engineers in 2018 in this state.
There were 2,720 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 80 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means District of Columbia has more Engineers than average.
Job Projections for District of Columbia
Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 2.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.
District of Columbia Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 240 annual job openings, and a total of 3,660 jobs for District of Columbia Engineers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Engineers Make in District of Columbia?
In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $81,550 to $165,180 with $141,320 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $39.21 to $79.42. The median hourly rate was $67.94.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $66.42 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $1.52.
The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top District of Columbia Metros for Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Top States for Engineers Employment
View the list below to see where most Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||2,640||$141,320|
Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$141,320|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Rémi Kaupp under License
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