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Engineers in Mississippi

Is Mississippi a good place for you to work as an Engineer?

4.9% Jobs Projection
$84,760 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Engineers in Mississippi is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Engineers Work in Mississippi?

In 2018, there were 510 Engineers working in the state.

There were 410 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineers in MS Employment Trend

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

Engineers in MS vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Mississippi

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 4.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.

Job Projections for Engineers: Nation vs. MS

Mississippi Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 430 total jobs in 2026 for Engineers in this state.

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

What do Engineers Make in Mississippi?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $27,360 to $134,050 with $84,760 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $13.15 to $64.45. The median hourly rate was $40.75.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $48.14 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $7.39.

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

Engineers Earnings: MS vs. National Average

Top Mississippi Metros for Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 570 $80,710
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 200 $113,420
Jackson, MS 30 $93,060

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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