Los Angeles' Engineering Talent Landscape

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It is concerning to see more of a talent gap surfacing in the engineering sector as more Baby Boomers retire from the industry and not enough students graduate with degrees within this field. As a result, demand for engineering professionals is expected to increase significantly over the next decade. According to Randstad’s Hot Jobs for 2015, demand for engineering professionals is expected to continue increasing significantly over the next decade.

With the growing demand for qualified engineering talent, attracting and keeping skilled individuals is all the more difficult – especially within Los Angeles where the most “in-demand” jobs like Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Project Engineers, and Quality Engineers are difficult to fill.

The impact of this shortage has far-reaching negative organizational effects and successful companies understand specific market conditions, leverage contingent workforces, and have streamlined and improved their overall hiring Quality.
Take a look below at the current conditions for the Top 5 most in-demand engineering roles in Los Angeles. If you need any assistance filling any of these "hard to fill" roles, please click here and select "Contact to learn more."

Los Angeles - Project Engineer   

  • Approximately 4,100 active Project Engineer candidates in Los Angeles
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  • Project Engineers are currently relatively balanced to fill in Los Angeles, compared to nationally.
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  • Median salary for Project Engineers within the Los Angeles market is $94,100 versus the national median of $83,750
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Los Angeles – Manufacturing Engineer   
  • Approximately 4,700 active Manufacturing Engineer candidates in the Los Angeles market
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  • Manufacturing Engineers are currently difficult to fill locally, as well as nationally
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  • Median salary for Manufacturing Engineers in the Los Angeles market is $81,650 versus the national median of $74,500
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Los Angeles – Quality Engineer   
  • Approximately 5,800 active Quality Engineer candidates in Los Angeles 
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  • Qualified Quality Engineers are currently difficult to fill both nationally and in the Los Angeles area
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  • Median salary for Quality Engineers in the Los Angeles market is $76,450 versus the national median of $72,100
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Los Angeles – Mechanical Engineer   
  • Approximately 6,500 active candidates in the Los Angeles market
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  • Mechanical Engineering roles are relative balanced to fill locally compared to nationally
  • Median salary for Mechanical Engineers in the Los Angeles market is $88,050 versus the national median of $82,850 
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Los Angeles – Electrical Engineer   
  • Approximately 4,900 active Electrical Engineer candidates in the Los Angeles area
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  • Electrical Engineering roles are currently relatively balanced to fill locally compared to nataionally
  • Median salary for Electrical Engineers in the Los Angeles market is $91,650 versus the national median of $85,200
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By: Scott Sneyd / On: September 15, 2015 /

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