Engineers in Washington
Want to work in Washington as an Engineer? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineers in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Engineers in Washington is growing faster than average.
Engineers in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Engineers Work in Washington?
There were approximately 3,160 workers employed as Engineers in this state in 2018.
There were 3,130 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means Washington has more Engineers than average.
Job Projections for Washington
Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.1% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.
Washington Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 250 annual job openings, and 3,650 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 Washington?
In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $56,910 to $154,800 with $107,230 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.36 to $74.42. The median hourly rate was $51.55.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $49.29 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $2.26.
The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Washington Metros for Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA||90||$96,190|
Top States for Engineers Employment
View the list below to see 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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