Engineers in Virginia
Want to work in Virginia as an Engineer? Read this first!
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 2018, there were 4,190 Engineers working in the state.
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.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $57.04 an hour in 2017.
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|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC||1,120||$105,630|
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
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