Architecture & engineering occupations

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Total Workforce

2.91M

Average Age

42.6

Average Salary

$86,539

Average Male Salary

$89,170

Average Female Salary

$73,110

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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 $86,539 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Architecture & engineering occupations by wage are Computer & mathematical occupations, Business & financial operations occupations, and Management occupations.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Architecture & engineering occupations are Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI, Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, and Wayne County (Northwest) PUMA, MI. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Architecture & engineering occupations are Hillsboro City PUMA, OR, Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, and Troy & Rochester Area PUMA, MI.

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 North Hempstead Town (North) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Hillsboro City PUMA, OR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$86,539

AVERAGE SALARY

± $854

In 2018, Architecture & engineering occupations earned an average of $86,539, $32,651 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Computer & mathematical occupations make somewhat more than Architecture & engineering occupations while Business & financial operations 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

0.319

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Architecture & engineering occupations had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.319, 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Architecture & engineering occupations

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 Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

2.91M

2018 Workforce

± 41,488

3.27%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 1.97%

The number of people employed as Architecture & engineering occupations has been growing at a rate of 3.27%, from 2,820,099 people in 2017 to 2,912,338 people in 2018.

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  22.8%, followed by Aircraft & parts manufacturing with 5.62% and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing with 5.31%.

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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 43.2 and of female Architecture & engineering occupations is 39.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Architecture & engineering occupations is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

2.44M

MALE WORKFORCE

± 38,000

477k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 16,929

83.6% 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 (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

70.1% of Architecture & engineering occupations are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.8% of Architecture & engineering occupations, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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

43.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.213

39.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.456

The median age of Architecture & engineering occupations is 42.6, and Male employees are generally 4 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 Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Equipment Selection.

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