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Engineers in New York

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

10.1% Jobs Projection
$92,560 Median Salary
250 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineers Work in New York?

4,910 people worked as Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 4,100 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 810 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 250 annual Engineers job openings in New York, and 3,500 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 York?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $55,240 to $146,670 with $92,560 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.56 to $70.51. The median hourly rate was $44.5.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $44.62 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.12.

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


Top New York 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
Rochester, NY 470 $80,160
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 320 $87,940
Syracuse, NY 290 $105,690
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 260 $92,900
Binghamton, NY 210 $99,970
Utica-Rome, NY 40 $102,200

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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