Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
579k
Average Age
42.9
Average Salary
$106,022
Average Male Salary
$108,119
Average Female Salary
$93,427

About

Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers are most often employed by the Architectural, engineering & related services industry. The average yearly wage for Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers was $106,022 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers by wage are Computer network architects, Natural sciences managers, and Pharmacists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers are San Jose (Northwest) & Santa Clara Cities PUMA, CA, Sunnyvale & San Jose (North) Cities PUMA, CA, and Mountain View, Palo Alto & Los Altos Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers are Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA, San Jose (Northwest) & Santa Clara Cities PUMA, CA, and Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Architectural, engineering & related services is the industry that employs the most Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals. Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers are paid most in Walton, Morgan & Jasper Counties PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Cupertino, Saratoga Cities & Los Gatos Town PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$106,022
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,171

In 2020, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers earned an average of $106,022, $50,068 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Natural sciences managers make somewhat more than Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers while Computer network architects make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.283
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.283, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, by average wage, are Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, Oil & gas extraction, and Other consumer goods rental.

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Industries by Share

579k
2020 Workforce
± 18,637
4.25%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.42%

The number of people employed as Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers has been growing at a rate of 4.25%, from 554,948 people in 2019 to 578,524 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers employed by various industries. Architectural, engineering & related services employs the largest share of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers at  14.1%, followed by Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c.  with 9.81% and National security & international affairs with 6.13%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers in the US. The average age of male Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers in the workforce is 43.6 and of female Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers is 38.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

496k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 17,261
82.6k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 7,054

85.7% of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

66.5% of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 17.7% of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Age by Sex

43.6
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.462
38.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.03

The median age of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 4.83 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers is Engineering but a relatively high number of Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Installation, and Repairing.

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