Engineers in Texas
Want to work in Texas as an Engineer? Read this first!
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.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Texas has more Engineers than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||70||$70,850|
|Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX||70||$124,740|
Top States for Engineers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||2,640||$141,320|
Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$141,320|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Rémi Kaupp under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
|Request Info||Southern New Hampshire University You have goals. Southern New Hampshire University can help you get there. Whether you need a bachelor's degree to get into a career or want a master's degree to move up in your current career, SNHU has an online program for you. Find your degree from over 200 online programs. Learn More >|