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Engineers in New Jersey

Considering a career as an Engineer in New Jersey?

5.1% Jobs Projection
$116,570 Median Salary
290 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineers Work in New Jersey?

In 2018, there were 3,470 Engineers working in the state.

There were 3,580 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 110 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineers in NJ Employment Trend

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

Engineers in NJ vs. the Average State

Job Projections for New Jersey

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.

Job Projections for Engineers: Nation vs. NJ

New Jersey Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 290 annual Engineers job openings in New Jersey, and 4,350 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 New Jersey?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $66,010 to $164,210 with $116,570 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $31.73 to $78.95. The median hourly rate was $56.04.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $54.04 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.00.

The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Engineers Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

Top New Jersey Metros for Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,230 $104,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,860 $99,620
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 270 $91,950
Trenton, NJ 60 $100,840

Top States for Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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