Architecture & engineering occupations

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Total Workforce

2.82M

Average Age

42.8

Estimated Job Growth

7.47%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$86,177

Average Male Salary

$88,927

Average Female Salary

$71,527

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Architecture & engineering occupations are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Architecture & engineering occupations was $86,177 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Architecture & engineering occupations by wage are Computer & mathematical occupations, Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations, and Management occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Architecture & engineering occupations are Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, San Jose (Northwest) & Santa Clara Cities PUMA, CA, and Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Architecture & engineering occupations are Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, San Jose (Northwest) & Santa Clara Cities PUMA, CA, and Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Architecture & engineering occupations and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Architecture & engineering occupations, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Architecture & engineering occupations, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Architecture & engineering occupations are paid most in Ridgewood, Glendale & Middle Village PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$86,177

AVERAGE SALARY

± $853

In 2017, Architecture & engineering occupations earned an average of $86,177, $34,112 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Computer & mathematical occupations make somewhat more than Architecture & engineering occupations while Healthcare practitioners & technical occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Architecture & engineering occupations as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.316

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Architecture & engineering occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.316, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Architecture & engineering occupations (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Architecture & engineering occupations.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Architecture & engineering occupations.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Architecture & engineering occupations, by number of employees, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Aircraft & parts manufacturing, and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. .

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Architecture & engineering occupations, by average wage, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying, and Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products.

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Industries by Share

2.82M

2017 Workforce

± 40,834

2.56%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 2.01%

The number of people employed as Architecture & engineering occupations has been growing at a rate of 2.56%, from 2,749,811 people in 2016 to 2,820,099 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Architecture & engineering occupations employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Architecture & engineering occupations at  23.7%, followed by Aircraft & parts manufacturing with 5.64% and Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c.  with 5.37%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Architecture & engineering occupations in the US. The average age of male Architecture & engineering occupations in the workforce is 43.4 and of female Architecture & engineering occupations is 39.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Architecture & engineering occupations is White.

Gender Composition

2.37M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 37,526

446k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 16,367

84.2% of Architecture & engineering occupations are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Architecture & engineering occupations.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Architecture & engineering occupations

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

77.2% of Architecture & engineering occupations are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.3% of Architecture & engineering occupations, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Architecture & engineering occupations.

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Age by Gender

43.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.212

39.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.462

The median age of Architecture & engineering occupations is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 3.55 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Architecture & engineering occupations from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Architecture & engineering occupations is Engineering but a relatively high number of Architecture & engineering occupations hold a major in Architecture and Related Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Architecture & engineering occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Architecture & engineering occupations need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Architecture & engineering occupations need more than the average amount of Science, Technology Design, and Installation.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Architecture & engineering occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Architecture & engineering occupations are expected to see a growth of 7.47% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

7.47%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Architecture & engineering occupations. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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