Development Engineer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for development engineers is 41 years. The development engineer workforce reached a whopping 88,609 in 2020!

Among development engineers, we discovered that 15.4% of them are women, while 77.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among development engineers is White, which makes up 73.1% of all development engineers. Comparatively, there are 15.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of development engineers are located in IN, Warsaw and TX, Houston.

Development engineers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, development engineers are more likely to find a job in the technology industry. Looking at development engineer statistics, we found was that California, New Hampshire, Vermont, Washington and Massachusetts are where development engineers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about development engineer demographics? We analyzed 5,661 development engineers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

Development Engineer Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as development engineers. Keep reading to find out what the results for development engineers were.

Development Engineer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among development engineers is White, which makes up 73.1% of all development engineers. Comparatively, there are 15.2% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 73.1%
  • Asian, 15.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 6.8%
  • Black or African American, 2.8%
  • Unknown, 1.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Development Engineers

The chart below shows that 30.3% of development engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.1% and German is the third-most popular at 11.1%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 30.3%
  • French, 13.1%
  • German, 11.1%
  • Chinese, 7.4%
  • Japanese, 7.0%
  • Other, 31.1%

Most Common Degree for Development Engineer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for development engineers. The most common degree for development engineers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 49% of development engineers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 37% and rounding it off is doctoral degree with 6%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 70%
  • Masters degree, 16%
  • Associate degree, 6%
  • Certificate degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Development Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among development engineers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Development Engineer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the development engineer position over time.

Male
Female
99%
96%
94%
91%
89%
86%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Development Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of development engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of development engineers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Development Engineer

By looking over 5,661 development engineers resumes, we figured out that the average development engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 38%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Development Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of development engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of development engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 52% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Development Engineers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, machine tool designer and senior electronics design engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Domestic Engineer13%83%
Development Engineer77%15%
Senior Field Service Engineer93%4%
Senior Electronics Design Engineer94%2%
Machine Tool Designer95%2%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Machine Tool Designer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Senior Field Service Engineer
Development Engineer
Domestic Engineer
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Development Engineers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to development engineers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Senior Hardware Engineer3.53%
Geothermal Electrical Engineer4.72%
Architectural Engineer5.29%
Development Engineer6.59%
Process Design Engineer7.24%
Equipment Validation Specialist7.40%
Wind Tunnel Engineer8.02%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Development Engineer?

male-income
Male Income
$89,288
female-income
Female Income
$86,749

Development Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$91,378
$89,985
$88,593
$87,201
$85,808
$84,416
$83,024
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Development Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$89,985
Master's Degree$102,224
Doctorate Degree$113,877

Development Engineer Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$120,625
$113,877
$107,129
$100,382
$93,634
$86,886
$80,138
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Development Engineer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a development engineer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of development engineers is $139,611. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Development Engineers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where development engineers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Development Engineers Located?

By looking through more than 5,661 resumes, we found that the most popular places for development engineers are IN, Warsaw and TX, Houston.

Number of Development Engineers

Where Are Development Engineers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country development engineers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Development Engineer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ development engineers. We found that the most common company type is public. In addition, the industry that employs the most development engineers is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire development engineers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Development Engineer Work In

Employees with the development engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most development engineers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

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Public

Private

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ development engineers. Those industries include technology, manufacturing and automotive.

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Technology

Fortune 500

Manufacturing

Automotive

Health Care

Development Engineer Jobs