Architectural, engineering & related services

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Workforce
1.51M
2019 BLS Estimate
Average Employee Age
43.4
Estimated Job Growth
0.403%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$85,734
Average Male Salary
$92,331
Average Female Salary
$67,815

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The top three occupations in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group are Civil engineers, Architects, except landscape and naval, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Other managers, and Project management specialists. On average, full-time employees in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group work 43.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $90,233. Part-time employees in the same industry work 21.5 hours and earn an average annual salary of $40,463.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group are Huntsville (North) & Madison (East) Cities PUMA, AL, Huntsville City (Central & South) PUMA, AL, and Centreville (North & West) & Chantilly (South & West) PUMA, VA. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Architectural, engineering & related services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group. Civil engineers are the most common position, but the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Architects, except landscape and naval, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Architectural, engineering & related services goes to Chief executives & legislators.

Monthly Employment

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Y-Axis
4.69%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 1.26M people employed in the Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services industry. This represents a 4.69% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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Occupations

Occupations by Share

1.51M
Workforce (BLS Estimate)
ACS Estimate: 1.54M
0.957%
1 Year Growth
± 2.76%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 1.51M people employed in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group in 2019.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 0.957%, , from 1.53M people in 2018 to 1.54M people in 2019.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Architectural, engineering & related services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Civil engineers represent the largest share of positions held in Architectural, engineering & related services at 15.3%, followed by Architects, except landscape and naval with 8.78% and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers with 5.45%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group, by number of employees, are Civil engineers, Architects, except landscape and naval, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Other managers, and Project management specialists.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Architectural, engineering & related services employs an unusually high number of Architects, except landscape and naval, Surveying & mapping technicians, and Landscape architects.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Architectural, engineering & related services, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Other financial specialists, and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$85,734
AVERAGE WAGE
± $1,349

On average, employees in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group make $85,734 per year. This number makes Architectural, engineering & related services the 30 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 269 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.363
WAGE GINI

Architectural, engineering & related services has a wage GINI of 0.363, which is less than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Architectural, engineering & related services (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $92,331 and $67,815. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

414k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
±15.8k
1.13M
MALE WORKFORCE
±26k

73.1% of workers in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$92,331
AVERAGE MALE SALARY
±$1,678
$67,815
AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY
±$1,923

On average, Male workers in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group make 1.36 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY
  1. White
  2. Asian
  3. Two or More Races

On average, White employees in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group earn 1.02 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Architectural, engineering & related services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.
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Intermediate Inputs

The closest comparable data for Architectural, engineering & related services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The closest comparable data for Architectural, engineering & related services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Architectural and engineering services industry, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 7.66% in the next ten years. The Architectural and engineering services industry has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.403%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (22.7%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.2%).

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Architectural and engineering services.
0.403%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
7.66%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Architectural and engineering services. This industry is expected to grow less than than 7.66%, the average rate of national job growth.

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Output Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Architectural and engineering services.
22.7%
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10-year Projection

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