Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

17-3023 Electrical and Electronics 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. Excludes "Broadcast Technicians" (27-4012).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
147,750 1.4 % $27.26 $56,690 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.38 $20.90 $26.94 $32.27 $39.08
Annual Wage (2) $34,070 $43,470 $56,040 $67,110 $81,290


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 17,130 1.34 $27.01 $56,190
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 15,440 4.20 $25.02 $52,040
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,590 2.62 $25.32 $52,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,040 0.40 $37.11 $77,180
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,950 2.01 $29.87 $62,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 15,440 4.20 $25.02 $52,040
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4,180 3.68 $25.35 $52,730
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,590 2.62 $25.32 $52,660
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 430 2.28 $23.51 $48,890
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,950 2.01 $29.87 $62,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,040 0.40 $37.11 $77,180
Oil and Gas Extraction 400 0.26 $34.39 $71,520
Natural Gas Distribution 260 0.24 $33.70 $70,090
Support Activities for Mining 730 0.27 $31.41 $65,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,860 0.07 $30.60 $63,640


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 18,870 1.35 1.16 $29.79 $61,970
Texas 15,660 1.55 1.34 $27.76 $57,740
Florida 8,260 1.16 1.00 $25.05 $52,100
New York 7,480 0.90 0.77 $27.67 $57,550
Massachusetts 6,960 2.23 1.92 $27.03 $56,230




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 710 2.30 1.98 $40.07 $83,340
Massachusetts 6,960 2.23 1.92 $27.03 $56,230
New Mexico 1,560 2.00 1.72 $27.80 $57,820
Arizona 4,620 1.95 1.68 $25.35 $52,730
Virginia 6,180 1.75 1.51 $28.03 $58,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 710 2.30 1.98 $40.07 $83,340
District of Columbia 440 0.69 0.60 $34.14 $71,010
Nevada 1,370 1.23 1.06 $31.34 $65,200
Maryland 3,600 1.46 1.26 $31.15 $64,790
Hawaii 520 0.91 0.78 $30.76 $63,980

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,970 1.59 1.37 $29.09 $60,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,930 1.97 1.69 $26.69 $55,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,890 1.02 0.88 $31.09 $64,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,730 4.35 3.74 $29.44 $61,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,620 2.15 1.85 $24.69 $51,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,570 2.15 1.85 $28.55 $59,370
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,400 0.96 0.83 $26.24 $54,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,270 1.43 1.23 $29.30 $60,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.62 0.53 $30.14 $62,700
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,610 2.11 1.81 $30.75 $63,960




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jackson, MI 380 7.51 6.46 $27.28 $56,740
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,380 7.29 6.27 $24.76 $51,500
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 760 6.72 5.78 $25.57 $53,190
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 460 6.12 5.27 (8) (8)
Huntsville, AL 1,150 5.69 4.90 $25.50 $53,040
Sumter, SC 190 5.59 4.81 $18.20 $37,860
Salisbury, MD 250 4.89 4.21 $26.32 $54,750
Warner Robins, GA 260 4.55 3.92 $30.25 $62,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,730 4.35 3.74 $29.44 $61,230
Lynchburg, VA 380 3.85 3.31 $28.26 $58,780





Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 310 1.87 1.61 $38.28 $79,620
Bakersfield, CA 640 2.57 2.21 $36.82 $76,580
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 250 3.16 2.72 $36.64 $76,200
Salinas, CA 60 0.40 0.34 $35.12 $73,050
Jacksonville, NC (8) (8) (8) $34.65 $72,080
Lexington-Fayette, KY 300 1.28 1.10 $34.61 $71,990
Farmington, NM 80 1.64 1.41 $34.32 $71,390
Modesto, CA 170 1.15 0.99 $34.13 $70,990
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 690 2.44 2.10 $33.62 $69,920
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 370 2.86 2.46 $33.58 $69,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 620 4.01 3.45 $32.34 $67,270
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 400 9.76 8.39 $39.45 $82,060
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 210 0.88 0.76 $23.33 $48,530
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 200 0.84 0.72 $25.67 $53,380
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 190 1.11 0.95 $22.68 $47,180

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 400 9.76 8.39 $39.45 $82,060
Southwest / Southeast Indiana nonmetropolitan area 620 4.01 3.45 $32.34 $67,270
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 3.68 3.17 $37.31 $77,600
Southwestern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 1.86 1.60 $23.43 $48,730
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 110 1.80 1.55 $28.65 $59,590

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $43.18 $89,810
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 400 9.76 8.39 $39.45 $82,060
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 3.68 3.17 $37.31 $77,600
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 90 1.76 1.52 $36.33 $75,560
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area 40 0.94 0.80 $35.13 $73,060


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011