Information Engineer Statistics in the US

The average employee age for information engineers is 42 years. The information engineer workforce reached a whopping 583,637 in 2020!

Among information engineers, we discovered that 14.8% of them are women, while 78.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among information engineers is White, which makes up 63.0% of all information engineers. Comparatively, there are 13.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity. The majority of information engineers are located in CA, San Diego and NY, New York.

Information engineers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, information engineers are more likely to find a job in the technology industry. Looking at information engineer statistics, we found was that California, Maryland, Connecticut, Nevada and New Jersey are where information engineers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about information engineer demographics? We analyzed 2,571 information 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.

Information Engineer Diversity

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

Information Engineer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among information engineers is White, which makes up 63.0% of all information engineers. Comparatively, there are 13.7% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 63.0%
  • Asian, 13.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.6%
  • Black or African American, 9.4%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.6%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Information Engineers

The chart below shows that 26.7% of information engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Arabic at 13.3% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 8.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 26.7%
  • Arabic, 13.3%
  • Mandarin, 8.0%
  • Chinese, 6.7%
  • Japanese, 6.7%
  • Other, 38.6%

Most Common Degree for Information Engineer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for information engineers. The most common degree for information engineers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 60% of information engineers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 13% and rounding it off is associate degree with 12%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 60%
  • Masters degree, 13%
  • Associate degree, 12%
  • Diploma degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 12%

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Information 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 information engineers.

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

Information Engineer Gender Over Time

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


Information 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 information engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Information Engineer

By looking over 2,571 information engineers resumes, we figured out that the average information engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 37%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Information Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of information engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of information engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 59% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Information Engineers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior data center engineer and senior windows engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Informatics Nurse Specialist14%82%
Clinical Support Specialist21%73%
Clinic Administrator23%72%
Information Engineer79%15%
Computer Mechanic93%2%
Senior Windows Engineer93%4%
Senior Data Center Engineer96%2%
Senior Data Center Engineer
Senior Windows Engineer
Computer Mechanic
Information Engineer
Clinic Administrator
Clinical Support Specialist
Informatics Nurse Specialist

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

Male Income
Female Income

Information Engineer Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Asian women make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Information 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
High School Diploma or Less$91,271
Some College/ Associate Degree$92,597
Bachelor's Degree$98,373
Master's Degree$109,655

Information 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
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Information Engineer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an information engineer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of information engineers is $149,621. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Information Engineers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Information Engineers Located?

By looking through more than 2,571 resumes, we found that the most popular places for information engineers are CA, San Diego and NY, New York.

Number of Information Engineers

Where Are Information Engineers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Information Engineer Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Information Engineer Jobs Are Remote?

4.2% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

95.8% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire information 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 Information Engineer Work In

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

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Industry Concentration

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

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