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Engineering Schools
In Tacoma, Washington

In Tacoma, there are 2 engineering schools where engineering faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of engineering and engineering education in Tacoma, which includes engineering training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Tacoma Vs. Washington Engineering Employment

Tacoma 2,030
Washington 60,640

Exactly 2,030 of Washington State's 45,080 engineering professionals work in Tacoma. There has been a 32% growth in the number of engineering professionals in Tacoma between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Tacoma has also increased.

Tacoma Vs. Washington Engineering employment growth

37,150 56,200 62,150 64,180 45,080
1,540 1,840 2,120 2,220 2,030
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Tacoma

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in Tacoma

$60,338 $63,226 $70,408 $73,631 $75,030
$40,140 $41,570 $43,330 $44,480 $45,620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in Tacoma
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Tacoma

In Tacoma, salaries for engineering professionals have increased. Tacoma engineering professionals made $75,030 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for engineering professionals in Tacoma was $60,338 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Tacoma.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in Tacoma

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Engineering professionals make a median salary of $75,772 per year in Tacoma. The difference in pay between the engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 99%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $50,566 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $100,423 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in Tacoma

Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Software Engineering

On average engineering professionals in Tacoma earn salaries that are higher than the salaries earned by other professionals in Tacoma.

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in Tacoma


Many of Tacoma's engineering professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited engineering schools in the city.

Engineering Programs Offered In Tacoma


Tacoma's engineering schools offer 2 engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In Tacoma


Approximately 12 students graduated from engineering courses in 2010.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in Tacoma, Washington

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