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Engineers in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as an Engineer in Pennsylvania?

7.7% Jobs Projection
$93,400 Median Salary
310 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineers Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 4,850 people working as Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 4,440 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 410 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineers in PA Employment Trend

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

Engineers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.

Job Projections for Engineers: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 310 annual job openings, and a total of 4,460 jobs for Pennsylvania Engineers in 2026.

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

What do Engineers Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $55,240 to $145,470 with $93,400 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $26.56 to $69.94. The median hourly rate was $44.9.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $44.25 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.65.

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

Engineers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh, PA 1,130 $96,960
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 270 $91,950
Reading, PA 240 $82,150
York-Hanover, PA 190 $84,510
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 110 $94,080
Erie, PA 100 $76,810
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 80 $67,640
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 70 $83,780
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 60 $74,240

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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