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Engineering Jobs and Salaries Are Growing

New data from the BLS projects expansion for most engineering disciplines over the next decade.

New Job and Salary Numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment engineering occupations are projected to grow 7% from 2017 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The bureau expects194,300 new jobs will be added to the engineering field.

Engineering services will be in demand in various industries such as rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, and robotics.

The median annual wage for engineering occupations was $77,900 in 2016. The median annual wages for all occupations in engineering was more than twice as high as the median annual wage for all occupations in the economy, which was $37,040.

The following slides show the 2016 salaries and job forecast for engineering by individual discipline.

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Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 17 years, 15 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

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