Engineers in New Jersey
Considering a career as an Engineer in New Jersey?
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.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means New Jersey has more Engineers than average.
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%.
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.
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|
Top States for Engineers Employment
The table below shows the states 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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