Engineers in Georgia
Want to work in Georgia as an Engineer? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineers in Georgia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Engineers in Georgia is growing faster than average.
Engineers in Georgia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Engineers Work in Georgia?
There were approximately 4,380 workers employed as Engineers in this state in 2018.
There were 3,150 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 1,230 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Georgia has more Engineers than average.
Job Projections for Georgia
Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 15.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.
Georgia Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 230 annual job openings, and a total of 3,210 jobs for Georgia Engineers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.
What do Engineers Make in Georgia?
In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $50,920 to $144,340 with $92,030 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.48 to $69.39. The median hourly rate was $44.25.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $42.52 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $1.73.
The median salary in Georgia is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Georgia Metros for Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA||3,340||$92,730|
|Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC||280||$113,420|
|Warner Robins, GA||260||$103,900|
|Athens-Clarke County, GA||60||$77,660|
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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