Engineers in Florida
Considering a career as an Engineer in Florida?
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.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Florida has more Engineers than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|Port St. Lucie, FL||120||$69,700|
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL||120||$86,240|
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL||70||$56,270|
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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