Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

All engineering technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.

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)
69,070 1.5 % $28.04 $58,330 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.86 $20.47 $27.66 $34.87 $41.59
Annual Wage (2) $30,910 $42,580 $57,530 $72,520 $86,510


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
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 17,740 $31.06 $64,610
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 8,740 $25.00 $52,000
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,010 $27.07 $56,300
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,540 $33.73 $70,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,940 $26.79 $55,720

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,390 $41.43 $86,170
Technical and Trade Schools 160 $34.01 $70,740
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 3,540 $33.73 $70,150
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,460 $33.04 $68,720
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 90 $32.77 $68,170


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
Alaska 440 $31.55 $65,630 1.421
Idaho 850 $21.65 $45,030 1.390
New Mexico 1,090 $25.82 $53,710 1.364
Maryland 3,120 $30.85 $64,160 1.247
Washington 3,250 $32.34 $67,260 1.165

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Maine 650 $34.91 $72,610 1.105
District of Columbia 410 $34.17 $71,070 0.648
Hawaii 520 $33.16 $68,980 0.891
Virginia 2,590 $32.79 $68,200 0.723
Mississippi 620 $32.59 $67,790 0.567


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
Corvallis, OR 440 $28.57 $59,430 13.343
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 870 $37.60 $78,200 10.744
Portsmouth, NH-ME 530 $38.20 $79,450 9.617
Yuma, AZ 260 $21.79 $45,320 4.403
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 830 $23.28 $48,420 4.236

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Lafayette, LA (8) $38.58 $80,240 (8)
Wichita, KS (8) $38.51 $80,100 (8)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 530 $38.20 $79,450 9.617
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 870 $37.60 $78,200 10.744
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 800 $35.92 $74,710 0.437


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