Electrical & Electronics Engineering

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

32,571

growing 0.876%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$7,497

growing 4.31%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$39,300

growing 2.59%

Average Wage

$111,636

growing 2.11%

People in Workforce

4.48M

growing 4.23%

Average Employee Age

43.1

declining 0.617%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Electrical & Electronics Engineering degree recipients are Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, and Atlanta, GA. The locations with a relatively high number of Electrical & Electronics Engineering degree recipients are Copiague, NY, Needham, MA, and Houghton, MI. The most common degree awarded to students studying Electrical & Electronics Engineering is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and the types of students that study this field. Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus awards the most degrees in Electrical & Electronics Engineering in the US, but Electrical Training Center and Franklin W Olin College of Engineering have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Tuition costs for Electrical & Electronics Engineering majors are, on average, $7,497 for in-state public colleges, and $39,300 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Electrical & Electronics Engineering programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (244 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (23,884 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Electrical & Electronics Engineering

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, is Public, 4-year or above (23,884 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Electrical & Electronics Engineering programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,497

Median In-State Public

$39,300

Median Out of State Private

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus has the most Electrical & Electronics Engineering degree recipients, with 680 degrees awarded in 2017.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Electrical & Electronics Engineering programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Electrical Training Center and Franklin W Olin College of Engineering have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, with 72.4% and 29.3%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Electrical & Electronics Engineering

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Electrical & Electronics Engineering by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Engineering graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Engineering majors is $111,636 and the most common occupations are Software developers, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, and Other managers.

The industry that employs the most Engineering majors is Architectural, engineering & related services, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Footwear manufacturing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$111,636

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,124

2.11%

1 Year Growth

± 1.39%

The average salary for Engineering majors is $111,636 and the most common occupations are Software developers, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, and Other managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Engineering majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Engineering majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Engineering majors, by number of employees, are Software developers, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, and Other managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Engineering majors working as Chemical engineers, Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, and Civil engineers.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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4.48M

2018 Workforce

± 51,177

4.23%

1 Year Growth

± 1.57%

The number of Engineering graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.23%, from 4.3M in 2017 to 4.48M in 2018.

The largest single share of Engineering graduates go on to work as Software developers (7.68%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Engineering by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Electrical & Electronics Engineering is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering.

The most common industries that employ Engineering majors, by number of employees, are Architectural, engineering & related services, Computer Systems Design, and Construction.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paying industries of Engineering majors, by average wage, are Footwear manufacturing, Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals, and Offices of physicians.

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Electrical & Electronics Engineering is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering.

4.48M

2018 Workforce

± 51,177

4.23%

1 Year Growth

± 1.57%

The number of Engineering graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.23%, from 4.3M in 2017 to 4.48M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Engineering graduates by share is Architectural, engineering & related services, followed by Computer Systems Design. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Engineering.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Electrical & Electronics Engineering is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Engineering majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Engineering in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Engineering is 43.1, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Engineering degrees, and Non-resident Alien students earn the majority (13,205) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Electrical & Electronics Engineering is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering.

43.1

Average Age in 2018

± 0.152 Years

0.617%

1 Year Change

± 0.503%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Engineering. The most common ages of employees with this major are 34 and 30 years old, which represent 2.87% and 2.84% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Electrical & Electronics Engineering are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Research Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Electrical & Electronics Engineering is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Engineering are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (82.8%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Non-resident Alien

    13,205 degrees awarded

  2. White

    10,695 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    3,449 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Electrical & Electronics Engineering for each race & ethnicity. Non-resident Alien students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    7,344 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Male

    2,106 degrees awarded

  3. Non-resident Alien Male

    1,973 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Electrical & Electronics Engineering is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. India

    465,258 degree recipients

  2. China

    143,585 degree recipients

  3. Mexico

    77,047 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. India

    4.4 times more than expected

  2. Libya

    3.84 times more than expected

  3. United Arab Emirates

    3.27 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in India that hold Engineering degrees (4.4 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (465,258 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Electrical & Electronics Engineering field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Electrical & Electronics Engineering majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Electrical & Electronics Engineering majors need more than the average amount of Mathematics, Technology Design, and Science.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Electrical & Electronics Engineering majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Mathematics is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Instructing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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