By Zippia Expert - Mar. 10, 2022
15.9% of engineers are female in the United States. This is 0.2 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female engineers has increased by 0.9 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 30,570 female engineers in the U.S. and 161,700 male engineers in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 192,270 people with the specific job title of engineer and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.
Percent Of Female Engineers By YearYearFemale EngineersMale EngineersPercentage Female EngineersPercentage Male Engineers20193892,05915.9%84.1%20183211,71815.8%84.2%20173201,61016.6%83.4%20162741,68714.0%86.0%20152791,51115.6%84.4%20142451,45014.5%85.5%20132221,49413.0%87.0%20122101,32413.7%86.3%20111521,26210.8%89.2%20102311,30715.0%85.0%
Additionally, female engineers tend to be younger than male engineers. The average age of a female engineer is 37.6, while the average age of a male engineer is 42.1.
While the majority of U.S. engineers are male in 2022, there are still some occupations where females dominate. For example, 83% of domestic engineer are female. On the other hand, some engineer jobs are dominated by males. 93% of senior field service engineer, for instance, are male.
Like most jobs, there's a gender pay gap among engineers. The average male engineer earns an average annual salary of $84,886, while the average female engineer earns an average annual income of $85,208, meaning female engineers make 100 cents for every dollar a man earns.
What Percentage Of Engineers Are Female FAQ
Are engineers jobs male or female dominated?
Engineer jobs are male dominated. 15.9% of engineers are female and 84.1% of engineers are male in the United States.
How has the number of female engineers changed over time?
The number of female engineers has increased by 0.9% since 2010. In 2010, there were 15.0% female engineers and the latest data shows that there are 15.9% female engineers in the U.S.