There are currently an estimated 35,700 power engineers in the United States. The power engineer job market is expected to grow by 5.0% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are power engineers?

CareerExplorer rates power engineers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 8,800 power engineers. That number is based on 1,800 additional power engineers, and the retirement of 7,000 existing power engineers.

What’s the supply of power engineers?

The power engineer industry is concentrated in New York, California, Illinois

Power Engineer job market by state

State Name Employed Power Engineers
New York 3,960
California 3,370
Illinois 2,340
Pennsylvania 1,860
Texas 1,770
New Jersey 1,420
Maryland 1,160
Minnesota 1,160
Virginia 1,070
Ohio 1,020
Massachusetts 920
District of Columbia 730
Michigan 730
Tennessee 690
Washington 640
Indiana 570
Florida 510
Nebraska 500
Wisconsin 490
Arkansas 490
Missouri 460
Oregon 440
North Carolina 430
Georgia 420
Arizona 350
Iowa 340
Kentucky 320
Alabama 300
Maine 300
Connecticut 290
Oklahoma 250
Louisiana 250
Montana 210
Mississippi 190
South Carolina 150
North Dakota 150
Utah 140
Kansas 140
Rhode Island 120
South Dakota 120
New Hampshire 110
New Mexico 110
Idaho 110
West Virginia 110
Alaska 110
Puerto Rico 80
Vermont 70
Nevada 60
Wyoming 60
Hawaii 60
Delaware 50