Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

17-2051 Civil Engineers

Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems. Includes architectural, structural, traffic, ocean, and geo-technical engineers. Excludes "Hydrologists" (19-2043).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
263,460 1.1 % $41.89 $87,130 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $25.27 $31.13 $39.45 $50.09 $61.59
Annual Wage (2) $52,570 $64,740 $82,050 $104,190 $128,110


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 137,560 10.10 $42.65 $88,710
State Government (OES Designation) 34,560 1.59 $38.48 $80,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 28,130 0.53 $41.61 $86,540
Nonresidential Building Construction 14,470 2.10 $39.09 $81,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 9,650 0.49 $43.03 $89,500

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 137,560 10.10 $42.65 $88,710
Nonresidential Building Construction 14,470 2.10 $39.09 $81,300
State Government (OES Designation) 34,560 1.59 $38.48 $80,040
Other Pipeline Transportation 90 1.25 $48.15 $100,150
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 480 0.99 $46.08 $95,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 560 0.29 $60.97 $126,830
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 30 (7) $53.79 $111,880
Specialized Design Services 60 0.04 $52.47 $109,140
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $51.89 $107,940
Employment Services 3,650 0.11 $50.46 $104,970


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 38,060 2.52 1.29 $47.87 $99,580
Texas 23,730 2.11 1.08 $48.23 $100,330
New York 13,620 1.55 0.79 $43.92 $91,350
Florida 12,720 1.66 0.85 $40.83 $84,920
Pennsylvania 12,650 2.24 1.15 $39.64 $82,460



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 11,390 3.93 2.01 $41.50 $86,310
Alaska 1,170 3.59 1.84 $51.73 $107,600
Wyoming 900 3.17 1.63 $34.60 $71,970
Hawaii 1,860 3.04 1.56 $37.56 $78,120
Montana 1,340 3.03 1.56 $33.15 $68,960



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,170 3.59 1.84 $51.73 $107,600
Texas 23,730 2.11 1.08 $48.23 $100,330
California 38,060 2.52 1.29 $47.87 $99,580
District of Columbia 1,050 1.55 0.80 $47.82 $99,460
Rhode Island 680 1.46 0.75 $46.02 $95,720




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 10,850 3.81 1.96 $54.08 $112,480
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 8,210 1.52 0.78 $46.96 $97,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,880 1.70 0.87 $47.11 $97,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 6,640 1.77 0.91 $43.53 $90,550
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 5,970 4.00 2.05 $41.39 $86,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,730 2.41 1.24 $45.05 $93,710
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 4,660 5.43 2.79 $47.05 $97,870
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,400 2.97 1.52 $46.83 $97,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,320 1.81 0.93 $44.75 $93,080
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 4,290 4.18 2.14 $51.92 $107,990