Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Engineers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 192,270 Engineers currently employed in the United States.
- 13.7% of all Engineers are women, while 86.3% are men.
- The average age of an employed Engineer is 41 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of Engineers is White (71.7%), followed by Asian (14.0%) and Hispanic or Latino (8.4%).
- The majority of Engineers are located in TX, Houston and NY, New York.
- Engineers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
- Engineers are paid an average annual salary of $86,463.
- Rockville, MD pays an annual average wage of $90,949, the highest in the US.
- Engineers average starting salary is $64,000.
- In 2021, women earned 100% of what men earned.
- The top 10% of highest-paid Engineers earn as much as $115,000 or more.
- New Hampshire is the best state for Engineers to live.
- Engineers are more likely to work at Public companies in comparison to Private companies.
Engineer Statistics By Gender
Among Engineers, 13.7% of them are women compared to 86.3% which are men.
- Male, 86.3%
- Female, 13.7%
Engineers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Engineer
Women Earn $1.00 For Every $1 Earned By Men
Engineer Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the Engineer position over time.
Engineer Gender By Year
Engineer Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, Senior Electronics Design Engineer and Refrigeration Engineer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Machine Tool Designer||99%||1%|
|Senior Electronics Design Engineer||99%||1%|
Engineer Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among Engineers is White, which makes up 71.7% of all Engineers. Comparatively, there are 14.0% of the Asian ethnicity and 8.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 71.7%
- Asian, 14.0%
- Hispanic or Latino, 8.4%
- Black or African American, 3.3%
- Unknown, 2.5%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%
|Hispanic or Latino||8.4%|
|Black or African American||3.3%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.1%|
Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Engineers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Engineer Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Engineer Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$84,759|
|Hispanic or Latino||$86,174|
Average Age of an Engineer
We determined the average age of Engineers based on ethnicity and gender.
Engineer Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||46||30|
|Hispanic or Latino||35||31|
Engineer Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of Engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 53% of the population.
Types of Engineer Degree Levels
The most common degree for Engineers is Bachelor's Degree 65% of Engineers earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 13% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 11%.
- Bachelors, 65%
- Masters, 13%
- Associate, 11%
- High School Diploma, 5%
- Other Degrees, 6%
Engineers By Education
|High School Diploma||5%|
Engineer Jobs You Might Like
Engineer Wage Gap By Education
Engineer Employment Statistics
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire Engineers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Engineer Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||1%|
|50 - 100 employees||0%|
|100 - 500 employees||5%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||8%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||33%|
|> 10,000 employees||52%|
The Types Of Companies Engineer Work In
Employees with the Engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Engineers prefer to work at Public companies over Private companies.
Engineer Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Engineers
Engineer Jobs By Industry
Engineer Turnover And Employment Statistics
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 Engineers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Engineer Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Engineer Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Engineer Stay in a Job
By looking over 71,868 Engineers resumes, we figured out that the average Engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.
Less than one year
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||21%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of 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 Engineers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Structural Engineering Internship||5.13%||147,725|
|Engineering Documentation Specialist||6.29%||69,042|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Engineers
The most common foreign language among Engineers is Spanish at 38.3%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.1% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 7.0%.
- Spanish, 38.3%
- French, 9.1%
- Chinese, 7.0%
- German, 6.2%
- Mandarin, 5.5%
- Other, 33.9%
Engineer Languages Spoken