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Engineers in Florida

Considering a career as an Engineer in Florida?

15.1% Jobs Projection
$77,020 Median Salary
470 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineers in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Engineers in Florida is growing faster than average.

  • Engineers in Florida earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Engineers Work in Florida?

There were approximately 8,570 workers employed as Engineers in this state in 2018.

There were 8,020 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 550 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineers in FL Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Florida has more Engineers than average.

Engineers in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 15.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.

Job Projections for Engineers: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 470 annual Engineers job openings in Florida, and 6,470 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Engineers Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $42,110 to $134,050 with $77,020 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.25 to $64.45. The median hourly rate was $37.03.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $37.41 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.38.

The median salary in Florida is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Engineers Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida Metros for Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,550 $69,000
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,480 $78,580
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,180 $111,070
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 920 $63,950
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 600 $110,530
Jacksonville, FL 580 $75,830
Tallahassee, FL 450 $61,470
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 240 $60,210
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 210 $57,840
Panama City, FL 180 $113,410
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 160 $66,330
Gainesville, FL 130 $52,720
Port St. Lucie, FL 120 $69,700
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 120 $86,240
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 70 $56,270
Ocala, FL 60 $89,010

Top States for Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 20,600 $107,300
Texas 10,710 $109,110
Florida 8,570 $77,020
Ohio 7,100 $89,390
Louisiana 5,400 $81,990
New York 4,910 $92,560
Pennsylvania 4,850 $93,400
Maryland 4,530 $128,230
Georgia 4,380 $92,030
Tennessee 4,250 $74,890
Virginia 4,190 $122,940
Illinois 4,000 $84,550
Alabama 3,730 $116,490
New Jersey 3,470 $116,570
Washington 3,160 $107,230
Massachusetts 3,090 $106,680
Oregon 2,760 $87,070
District of Columbia 2,640 $141,320
Colorado 2,500 $111,020
Minnesota 2,450 $101,270

Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $141,320
Maryland $128,230
Virginia $122,940
Alaska $117,520
New Jersey $116,570
Alabama $116,490
New Mexico $114,000
Idaho $111,050
Colorado $111,020
Texas $109,110

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