The Impact of the Engineering & Design Industry

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$558B GDP

The engineering and design industry’s contribution to U.S. GDP grew 11.2% in 2021, accounting for 2.7% of U.S. GDP.


$372B Total Revenue

A 9.7% hike over 2020 revenue, this output represents 1% of all U.S. output.


4.7M Jobs

The engineering and design industry directly employs 1.5 million workers plus another 3.2 million upstream and downstream workers - 3.8% of total U.S employment.


$335B Wages

Total engineering and design services wages grew 5.1% over 2020 with an average wage of $100,200.

ACEC's Advocacy Priorities

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