Engineering Schools
In Fairfax, Virginia

The city of Fairfax has only one school where engineering faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the engineering academic community in Fairfax, and the future trends. Academia in engineering includes engineering training at the following levels:

  • Engineering Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Masters degree in Engineering
  • PhD degree in Engineering


Professional Trends

Fairfax Vs. Virginia Engineering Employment

Fairfax 31,750
Virginia 76,560

Of the 46,820 engineering professionals employed in Virginia, 31,750 work in Fairfax. The number of engineering professionals in Fairfax has shrunk by 41% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of engineering professionals in Fairfax has decreased, overall employment in Fairfax has increased.

Fairfax Vs. Virginia Engineering employment growth

68,880 69,710 73,040 75,980 46,820
53,710 53,260 54,890 55,810 31,750
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Virginia
  • Dark Yellow: Fairfax

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Fairfax

$77,587 $79,145 $82,646 $84,299 $85,352
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Fairfax
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Fairfax

In Fairfax, salaries for engineering professionals have increased. In 2010 engineering professionals in Fairfax reportedly earned an average salary of $85,352 per year. Engineering professionals in Fairfax made a yearly average salary of $77,587, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Fairfax.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Fairfax

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Engineering professionals in Fairfax make a median yearly salary of $84,099. The difference in pay between the engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 148%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $47,451 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $117,631 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Fairfax

Civil Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Software Engineering
Computer Engineering

On average engineering professional salaries in Fairfax are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Fairfax


Many of Fairfax's engineering professionals are graduates of the only accredited engineering school in the city.

Engineering Programs Offered In Fairfax


There are a total of 18 degree and certificate programs in engineering offered by Fairfax's engineering schools.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Fairfax


Approximately 498 students completed engineering courses in 2010.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Fairfax, Virginia

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