Architectural, engineering & related services

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Workforce

1.41M

2016 BLS Estimate

Average Employee Age

43.7

Estimated Job Growth

0.9%

10-Year Projection

Average Salary

$82,460

Average Male Salary

$89,204

Average Female Salary

$63,120

About

The top three occupations in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group are Civil engineers, Miscellaneous managers, Architects, except naval, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, and Drafters. On average, full-time employees in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group work 43.9 hours per week and have an average annual salary of $87,183. Part-time employees in the same industry work 22 hours and earn an average annual salary of $34,710.

The locations with the highest concentration of employees in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group are Huntsville City (Far West & Southwest) PUMA, AL, Huntsville (North) & Madison (East) Cities PUMA, AL, and Huntsville City (Central & South) PUMA, AL. The industry that purchases the most products or services from the Hospitals Industry Group is Architectural, engineering & related services.

Workforce

A snapshot of jobs, wages, and opportunities in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group. Civil engineers are the most common position, but the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group employs a relatively high number of Architects, except naval, compared to other industries. 

The highest average salary in Architectural, engineering & related services goes to Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

1.41M

Workforce (BLS Estimate)

ACS Estimate: 1.49M

1.99%

1 Year Growth

± 2.79%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 1.41M people employed in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group in 2016.

According to ACS estimates, the number of people employed in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group has been growing at a rate of 1.99%, , from 1.46M people in 2016 to 1.49M people in 2017.

The following graphic shows the share of employment in Architectural, engineering & related services by various occupations according to ACS estimates. Civil engineers represent the largest share of positions held in Architectural, engineering & related services at 14.9%, followed by Miscellaneous managers with 9.24% and Architects, except naval with 8.7%.

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Most Common

The most common occupations in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group, by number of employees, are Civil engineers, Miscellaneous managers, Architects, except naval, Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers, and Drafters.

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Most Specialized

Compared to other Industry Groups, Architectural, engineering & related services employs an unusually high number of Architects, except naval, Surveying & mapping technicians, and Civil engineers.

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Highest Paid

The highest paid occupations in Architectural, engineering & related services, by average wage, are Chief executives & legislators, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Architectural & engineering managers.

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Wages

Average Salary

$82,460

AVERAGE WAGE

± $1,347

On average, employees in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group make $82,460 per year. This number makes Architectural, engineering & related services the 28 highest paying Industry Group in the United States out of a total of 266 Industry Groups.

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Wage by Location

HIGHEST PAYING PUBLIC USE MICRODATA AREA

This map shows which public use microdata areas (PUMAs) pay the highest average salary to employees in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Wage Distribution

0.368

WAGE GINI

Architectural, engineering & related services has a wage GINI of 0.368, which is less than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Architectural, engineering & related services (shown in red) in comparison to the national average for those wage buckets (shown in gray).

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Opportunities

Spatial Concentration

This map shows the PUMAs in the United States that have revealed comparative advantage in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

These are locations that employ more people in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group than expected given both the size of that location's overall labor pool and the national size of the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Diversity

Demographic information on the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group in the US. Male employees tend to earn more than Female employees, with average respective salaries of $89,204 and $63,120. So too tend to earn more than other races and ethnicities in this industry.

Gender Composition

385k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

±15.2k

1.1M

MALE WORKFORCE

±25.7k

74.1% of workers in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group are Male, making them the more common gender in the workforce. This chart shows the gender breakdown of the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$89,204

AVERAGE MALE SALARY

±$1,664

$63,120

AVERAGE FEMALE SALARY

±$1,890

On average, Male workers in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group make 1.41 times more than their Female counterparts. This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Wage by Race & Ethnicity in Common Jobs

RACE OR ETHNICITY WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE SALARY

  1. Asian

  2. White

  3. Two or More Races

On average, Asian employees in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group earn 1.03 times more than other races and ethnicities. This chart shows the race and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Input/Output

Estimates of the sources of the costs and the purchasers of the products in the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group. Based on estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, this section indicates the amount of money spent by a specific industry in other industries. Professional and business services has the highest single input, by dollars, to the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group, and the largest industry purchasing services from the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group is Professional and business services.

In this visualization, click on a category to expand or collapse it. All of the industries listed to the left are those places from which the highlighted industry has made purchases. They are the intermediate inputs to the highlighted industry. All those industries listed on the right side are those industries that have made purchases from the highlighted industry. They are the use of outputs of the highlighted industry. The visualizations below offer alternative ways to see and understand this data.

Industrial Flow

The closest comparable data for Architectural, engineering & related services is from Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services.

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Intermediate Inputs

The Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group gets the most input, by its share of the cost of all intermediate inputs, from the Professional and business services Industry. This visualization does not include labor and capital costs.

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Use of Output by Other Industries

The Professional and business services Industry purchases the greatest share of products and services from the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group in order to produce other goods and services. Purchases of the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group for final consumption by consumers, businesses, or government are not included here.

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Projections

Growth projections of the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group, both by number of employees and output, from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. The national workforce is projected to grow 8.13% in the next ten years. The Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group has a lower projected workforce growth at 0.9%. Its projected 10-year growth in output (2.8%) is lower than the projected national growth in output (24.6%).

Job Growth

0.9%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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Output Growth

2.8%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in output of the Architectural, engineering & related services Industry Group.

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