Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
150,020 1.4 % $27.52 $57,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.36 $21.04 $27.36 $33.03 $39.30
Annual Wage (2) $34,020 $43,760 $56,900 $68,690 $81,740


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 18,010 1.40 $27.52 $57,230
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 17,850 4.70 $24.97 $51,940
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 11,130 2.74 $25.74 $53,540
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,040 0.39 $37.19 $77,350
Postal Service 7,520 1.16 $29.50 $61,350

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 17,850 4.70 $24.97 $51,940
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4,420 3.91 $25.60 $53,260
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 11,130 2.74 $25.74 $53,540
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 420 2.33 $22.84 $47,510
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 3,170 2.00 $27.54 $57,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 230 0.14 $37.73 $78,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,040 0.39 $37.19 $77,350
Software Publishers 40 0.02 $36.17 $75,240
Motion Picture and Video Industries 570 0.16 $34.93 $72,650
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 310 0.13 $33.29 $69,240


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 20,150 1.44 1.23 $30.05 $62,500
Texas 16,240 1.58 1.35 $27.14 $56,460
New York 8,220 0.98 0.83 $27.27 $56,730
Florida 7,490 1.05 0.90 $25.42 $52,870
Massachusetts 6,580 2.08 1.78 $28.10 $58,440




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)
Massachusetts 6,580 2.08 1.78 $28.10 $58,440
Utah 2,150 1.84 1.58 $26.85 $55,850
Alaska 560 1.78 1.52 $37.79 $78,590
Oregon 2,800 1.76 1.51 $25.93 $53,940
New Mexico 1,360 1.75 1.50 $27.91 $58,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 560 1.78 1.52 $37.79 $78,590
District of Columbia 700 1.09 0.93 $34.76 $72,300
Hawaii 400 0.69 0.59 $33.38 $69,440
Maryland 3,580 1.44 1.23 $31.97 $66,490
Nevada 1,300 1.16 1.00 $31.66 $65,840





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,260 2.08 1.78 $25.27 $52,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,000 1.05 0.89 $31.69 $65,920
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,810 1.49 1.28 $30.19 $62,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,780 4.32 3.69 $29.13 $60,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,450 1.49 1.28 $30.63 $63,710
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,300 0.92 0.79 $26.04 $54,150
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 3,250 4.12 3.53 $24.63 $51,230
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,210 1.92 1.64 $29.77 $61,910
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,120 1.40 1.20 $27.23 $56,650
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,120 2.53 2.16 $29.78 $61,940




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 370 7.15 6.11 $26.62 $55,360
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 490 6.67 5.70 $27.76 $57,740
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 740 6.50 5.56 $27.31 $56,800
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,150 6.09 5.20 $25.74 $53,540
Huntsville, AL 1,180 5.85 5.00 $25.72 $53,500
Salisbury, MD 230 4.51 3.86 $28.17 $58,600
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 670 4.33 3.70 $25.22 $52,450
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,780 4.32 3.69 $29.13 $60,580
Yuma, AZ 230 4.13 3.53 $25.52 $53,090
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 3,250 4.12 3.53 $24.63 $51,230