Biomedical & agricultural engineers

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Total Workforce

17.1k

Average Age

38.2

Estimated Job Growth

8.29%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$89,852

Average Male Salary

$89,615

Average Female Salary

$91,156

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Biomedical & agricultural engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Biomedical & agricultural engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Biomedical & agricultural engineers, by average wage, is Administration of human resource programs. Biomedical & agricultural engineers are paid most in false but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$89,852

AVERAGE SALARY

± $8,389

In 2017, Biomedical & agricultural engineers earned an average of $89,852, $37,787 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Marine engineers & naval architects make somewhat more than Biomedical & agricultural engineers while General & operations managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Biomedical & agricultural engineers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.163

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Biomedical & agricultural engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.163, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Biomedical & agricultural engineers (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 Biomedical & agricultural engineers.

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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 Biomedical & agricultural engineers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Biomedical & agricultural engineers, by number of employees, are Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing, Hospitals, and Agricultural implement manufacturing.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Biomedical & agricultural engineers, by average wage, are Administration of human resource programs, Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing, and Scientific research & development services.

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Industries by Share

17.1k

2017 Workforce

± 3,209

-7.11%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 28.1%

The number of people employed as Biomedical & agricultural engineers has been declining at a rate of -7.11%, from 18,390 people in 2016 to 17,083 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Biomedical & agricultural engineers employed by various industries. Medical equipment & supplies manufacturing employs the largest share of Biomedical & agricultural engineers at  36.1%, followed by Hospitals with 18.8% and Agricultural implement manufacturing with 12.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Biomedical & agricultural engineers in the US. The average age of male Biomedical & agricultural engineers in the workforce is 39.1 and of female Biomedical & agricultural engineers is 33, and the most common race/ethnicity for Biomedical & agricultural engineers is White.

Gender Composition

14.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,952

2.63k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,259

84.6% of Biomedical & agricultural engineers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Biomedical & agricultural engineers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Biomedical & agricultural engineers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

75.3% of Biomedical & agricultural engineers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 15.5% of Biomedical & agricultural engineers, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Biomedical & agricultural engineers.

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Age by Gender

39.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.53

33

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.76

The median age of Biomedical & agricultural engineers is 38.2, and Male employees are generally 6.1 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Biomedical & agricultural engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Biomedical & agricultural engineers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Biomedical & agricultural engineers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Biomedical & agricultural engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Biomedical & agricultural engineers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Complex Problem Solving. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Biomedical & agricultural engineers 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 Biomedical & agricultural engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Biomedical & agricultural engineers are expected to see a growth of 8.29% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.29%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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