Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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
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)
66,560 1.6 % $28.39 $59,060 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.03 $20.69 $27.89 $35.20 $42.47
Annual Wage (2) $31,260 $43,040 $58,020 $73,220 $88,350


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 18,540 0.91 $31.31 $65,130
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,670 0.60 $25.97 $54,030
Scientific Research and Development Services 3,580 0.58 $27.14 $56,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,900 0.05 $27.77 $57,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,850 0.59 $34.17 $71,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 350 1.33 $26.18 $54,450
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,250 1.12 $42.69 $88,790
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 80 0.93 $27.81 $57,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 18,540 0.91 $31.31 $65,130
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,330 0.86 $35.11 $73,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 1,250 1.12 $42.69 $88,790
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,330 0.86 $35.11 $73,020
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,850 0.59 $34.17 $71,070
Technical and Trade Schools 150 0.10 $34.10 $70,920
Support Activities for Air Transportation 80 0.05 $33.33 $69,330


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 9,580 0.68 1.31 $31.05 $64,590
Texas 6,460 0.64 1.22 $28.34 $58,950
Ohio 3,590 0.73 1.39 $27.58 $57,370
Michigan 3,570 0.95 1.81 $26.49 $55,100
Washington 3,300 1.22 2.34 $32.85 $68,320




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 490 1.60 3.05 $30.08 $62,560
Washington 3,300 1.22 2.34 $32.85 $68,320
Maryland 2,940 1.20 2.28 $31.76 $66,070
Maine 670 1.17 2.23 $35.86 $74,590
New Mexico 890 1.15 2.19 $25.56 $53,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 670 1.17 2.23 $35.86 $74,590
District of Columbia 460 0.73 1.39 $34.29 $71,320
Virginia 3,030 0.86 1.64 $33.16 $68,980
Washington 3,300 1.22 2.34 $32.85 $68,320
Kansas 380 0.29 0.55 $32.09 $66,740

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 2,590 1.04 1.98 $32.50 $67,590
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,770 1.74 3.33 $27.77 $57,760
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,750 2.45 4.68 $35.04 $72,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,620 0.43 0.81 $30.80 $64,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.69 1.31 $32.87 $68,370
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.43 0.81 $27.24 $56,670
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.12 2.14 $32.24 $67,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,390 1.63 3.10 $30.16 $62,740
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,390 1.12 2.14 $30.69 $63,830
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,380 1.12 2.13 $31.83 $66,200




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)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 910 11.49 21.93 $37.90 $78,840
Portsmouth, NH-ME 550 10.12 19.33 $38.82 $80,750
Monroe, MI 120 3.20 6.11 $29.25 $60,830
Bakersfield, CA 710 2.82 5.39 $32.67 $67,960
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 180 2.61 4.99 $28.27 $58,810
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 100 2.48 4.74 $37.21 $77,400
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,750 2.45 4.68 $35.04 $72,880
Warner Robins, GA 130 2.21 4.22 $30.47 $63,370
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 150 2.04 3.89 $24.66 $51,300
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 200 2.02 3.87 $19.18 $39,880




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)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 550 10.12 19.33 $38.82 $80,750
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 910 11.49 21.93 $37.90 $78,840
Wichita, KS (8) (8) (8) $37.27 $77,520
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 100 2.48 4.74 $37.21 $77,400
Lafayette, LA (8) (8) (8) $36.15 $75,190
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,020 1.07 2.04 $36.14 $75,160
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $35.33 $73,480
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,750 2.45 4.68 $35.04 $72,880
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 340 1.21 2.30 $34.07 $70,860
Modesto, CA 30 0.22 0.42 $33.66 $70,010

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)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 530 12.91 24.64 (8) (8)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 190 1.93 3.69 $22.71 $47,230
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 190 3.25 6.21 $28.78 $59,870
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 1.91 3.64 $23.72 $49,350
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.63 1.20 $31.59 $65,700

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 530 12.91 24.64 (8) (8)
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 190 3.25 6.21 $28.78 $59,870
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 190 1.93 3.69 $22.71 $47,230
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 190 1.91 3.64 $23.72 $49,350
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.86 3.56 $23.75 $49,410

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)
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area 30 0.62 1.19 $34.56 $71,890
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 1.28 2.45 $34.41 $71,580
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 150 0.63 1.20 $31.59 $65,700
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.66 1.27 $31.54 $65,610
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 0.54 $31.52 $65,550


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

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011