Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Exclude "Broadcast Technicians" (27-4012).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
154,050 1.5 % $26.64 $55,410 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.05 $20.49 $26.36 $31.47 $38.30
Annual Wage (2) $33,380 $42,610 $54,820 $65,470 $79,660


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 16,220 $26.28 $54,670
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 15,510 $24.20 $50,330
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 11,670 $24.67 $51,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,860 $36.41 $75,740
Postal Service 7,810 $29.08 $60,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,860 $36.41 $75,740
Oil and Gas Extraction 400 $34.25 $71,230
Waste Treatment and Disposal (8) $32.81 $68,240
Natural Gas Distribution 270 $32.26 $67,090
Ship and Boat Building 370 $31.24 $64,990


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Massachusetts 8,230 $27.74 $57,700 2.596
New Mexico 1,980 $27.39 $56,970 2.473
Alaska 730 $37.04 $77,040 2.366
Arizona 5,070 $24.41 $50,770 2.045
Idaho 1,120 $28.62 $59,520 1.828

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 730 $37.04 $77,040 2.366
District of Columbia 440 $35.34 $73,500 0.687
Hawaii 510 $30.55 $63,550 0.869
Maryland 4,290 $30.44 $63,310 1.714
Nevada 1,270 $29.19 $60,720 1.080


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 1,020 $23.05 $47,950 8.791
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,120 $24.61 $51,190 5.725
Pascagoula, MS 270 $30.18 $62,780 4.931
Lynchburg, VA 490 $26.76 $55,660 4.899
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 750 $25.32 $52,670 4.789

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Anchorage, AK 270 $40.58 $84,410 1.607
Salinas, CA 40 $39.35 $81,840 0.276
Bakersfield, CA 630 $36.14 $75,170 2.359
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 240 $36.13 $75,160 3.002
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 190 $34.09 $70,910 0.917


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010