The most common four-year college major 30 years ago was business. The same was true in 2011. But the share of bachelor’s degrees awarded by field has drastically shifted over the last few decades.
To see where in the U.S. earnings are the highest for experienced engineers, we looked at EMSI’s detailed occupation wage information in Analyst. One of the neat things about EMSI’s labor market data is that we showcase what the BLS calls percentile wages — the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more.
We’ve been asked several times about the demand for engineers in the manufacturing sector. In this post, we provide some answers by looking at 31 engineering occupations that staff manufacturing.