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Want to work in Texas as an Engineer? Read this first!

14.4% Jobs Projection
$109,110 Median Salary
770 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineers Work in Texas?

10,710 people worked as Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 10,760 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Engineers in TX Employment Trend

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

Engineers in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.

Job Projections for Engineers: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 770 annual job openings, and 10,640 total jobs in 2026 for Engineers in this state.

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

What do Engineers Make in Texas?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $62,290 to $164,210 with $109,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.95 to $78.95. The median hourly rate was $52.45.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $51.43 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.02.

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

Engineers Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas Metros for Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,620 $123,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,180 $102,120
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,400 $105,560
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 750 $107,600
El Paso, TX 160 $93,990
Corpus Christi, TX 140 $95,370
Amarillo, TX 130 n/a
Midland, TX 90 $103,750
Tyler, TX 80 $50,750
Killeen-Temple, TX 80 $93,280
College Station-Bryan, TX 70 $70,850
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 70 $124,740
Lubbock, TX 50 $68,410

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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