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Engineers in North Dakota

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19.4% Jobs Projection
$86,430 Median Salary
30 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Engineers in North Dakota is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Engineers Work in North Dakota?

In 2018, there were 310 Engineers working in the state.

There were 290 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Dakota

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 19.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.


North Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 30 annual job openings, and a total of 430 jobs for North Dakota Engineers in 2026.

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

What do Engineers Make in North Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $31,100 to $128,300 with $86,430 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $14.95 to $61.68. The median hourly rate was $41.56.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $40.57 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.99.

The median salary in North Dakota is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Dakota Metros for Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Fargo, ND-MN 90 $74,360
Grand Forks, ND-MN 50 $93,390

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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