Student Engineer Statistics in the US

From where do we know all information about student engineer demographics? We analyzed 3,428 student 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.

Student Engineer Diversity

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

Student Engineer Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among student engineers is White, which makes up 73.2% of all student engineers. Comparatively, there are 15.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 6.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

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  • White, 73.2%
  • Asian, 15.1%
  • 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 Student Engineers

The chart below shows that 45.2% of student engineers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.5% and German is the third-most popular at 8.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 45.2%
  • French, 10.5%
  • German, 8.4%
  • Chinese, 5.9%
  • Hindi, 3.8%
  • Other, 26.2%

Most Common Degree for Student Engineer

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for student engineers. The most common degree for student engineers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 77% of student engineers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 13% and rounding it off is associate degree with 4%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 73%
  • Associate degree, 9%
  • Masters degree, 7%
  • Certificate degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Student 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 student engineers.

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

Student Engineer Gender Over Time

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


Student 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 student engineers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Student Engineer

By looking over 3,428 student engineers resumes, we figured out that the average student engineer enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 43%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Student Engineer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of student engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of student 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 Student 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
Domestic Engineer13%83%
Student Engineer71%21%
Senior Field Service Engineer93%4%
Senior Electronics Design Engineer94%2%
Machine Tool Designer95%2%
Machine Tool Designer
Senior Electronics Design Engineer
Senior Field Service Engineer
Student Engineer
Domestic Engineer

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Student 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 student engineers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Hardware Test Engineer3.53%
Electrical Systems Designer4.72%
Geodetic Engineer5.29%
Student Engineer6.59%
Product Safety Consultant7.24%
Lean Manufacturing Engineer7.40%
Engineering Scientist8.02%

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

Male Income
Female Income

Student 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
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Student 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
Bachelor's Degree$35,227
Master's Degree$40,938
Doctorate Degree$46,492

Student 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
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Student Engineer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a student engineer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of student engineers is $53,164. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Are Student Engineers Located?

By looking through more than 3,428 resumes, we found that the most popular places for student engineers are CA, Los Angeles and CA, San Diego.

Number of Student Engineers

Student Engineer Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

Employees with the student engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most student engineers prefer to work at education companies over public 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 student engineers. Those industries include education, manufacturing and technology.

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