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17.2% Jobs Projection
$74,890 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineers Work in Tennessee?

4,250 people worked as Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,320 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 930 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineers in TN Employment Trend

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

Engineers in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 17.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.

Job Projections for Engineers: Nation vs. TN

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 230 annual job openings, and a total of 3,130 jobs for Tennessee Engineers in 2026.

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

What do Engineers Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $44,190 to $130,570 with $74,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.25 to $62.77. The median hourly rate was $36.01.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.72 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.29.

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

Engineers Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee Metros for Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 1,220 $64,750
Knoxville, TN 960 $82,890
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 570 $80,710
Chattanooga, TN-GA 320 $87,790
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 120 $72,340
Johnson City, TN 60 $86,310
Morristown, TN 50 $58,100
Clarksville, TN-KY 40 $80,720
Cleveland, TN 40 $66,910

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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