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10.9% Jobs Projection
$122,940 Median Salary
370 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Engineers Work in Virginia?

In Virginia, there were 4,190 people working as Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 4,640 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 10.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 370 annual Engineers job openings in Virginia, and 5,270 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Engineers Make in Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $57,020 to $164,210 with $122,940 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.42 to $78.95. The median hourly rate was $59.1.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $57.04 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.06.

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


Top Virginia Metros for Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,850 $140,840
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,120 $105,630
Richmond, VA 250 $101,820
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 120 $72,340
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 40 $92,570
Roanoke, VA 30 $98,940

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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