1999 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Architects, Except Landscape and Naval ; Landscape Architects ; Cartographers and Photogrammetrists ; Surveyors ; Aerospace Engineers ; Agricultural Engineers ; Biomedical Engineers ; Chemical Engineers ; Civil Engineers ; Computer Hardware Engineers ; Electrical Engineers ; Electronics Engineers, Except Computer ; Environmental Engineers ; Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors ; Industrial Engineers ; Marine Engineers and Naval Architects ; Materials Engineers ; Mechanical Engineers ; Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers ; Nuclear Engineers ; Petroleum Engineers ; Architectural and Civil Drafters ; Electrical and Electronics Drafters ; Mechanical Drafters ; Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians ; Civil Engineering Technicians ; Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians ; Electro-Mechanical Technicians ; Environmental Engineering Technicians ; Industrial Engineering Technicians ; Mechanical Engineering Technicians ; Surveying and Mapping Technicians; and residual, "All Other", occupations in this major group.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia.

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment 2,506,380 RSE = 1.1 %
Mean hourly wage $24.81 RSE = 0.5 %
Mean annual wage $51,600 RSE = 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.12 $17.53 $23.66 $31.18 $39.34
Annual Wage $27,290 $36,470 $49,220 $64,860 $81,820

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Percentile wage estimates show what percentage of workers in an occupation earn less than a given wage and what percentage earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.

(1) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

All Architecture and Engineering Occupations

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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order


Last modified: October 16, 2001