Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians

Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.


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)
69,830 1.3 % $23.74 $49,380 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.59 $17.85 $22.97 $28.63 $34.66
Annual Wage (2) $30,340 $37,130 $47,780 $59,550 $72,080


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 31,220 2.34 $23.66 $49,200
State Government (OES Designation) 20,230 0.92 $21.70 $45,130
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,400 0.23 $26.56 $55,240
Nonresidential Building Construction 640 0.10 $23.32 $48,510
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 600 0.05 $24.56 $51,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 31,220 2.34 $23.66 $49,200
State Government (OES Designation) 20,230 0.92 $21.70 $45,130
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 270 0.27 $26.92 $55,990
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,400 0.23 $26.56 $55,240
Land Subdivision 80 0.21 $22.47 $46,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 90 0.19 $29.92 $62,230
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 90 0.19 $29.78 $61,950
Natural Gas Distribution 230 0.21 $29.41 $61,170
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 60 0.01 $28.96 $60,230
Rail Transportation 30 0.01 $28.29 $58,840


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)
Texas 10,930 1.00 1.90 $21.22 $44,140
California 6,340 0.43 0.82 $30.16 $62,730
North Carolina 3,590 0.91 1.73 $22.48 $46,770
Florida 3,060 0.41 0.78 $22.24 $46,250
Pennsylvania 2,460 0.44 0.83 $23.40 $48,670




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 580 1.79 3.41 $32.54 $67,680
Wyoming 360 1.28 2.44 $20.90 $43,460
Vermont 320 1.07 2.04 $22.99 $47,830
North Dakota 430 1.02 1.93 $21.97 $45,690
Texas 10,930 1.00 1.90 $21.22 $44,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 580 1.79 3.41 $32.54 $67,680
Connecticut 450 0.28 0.52 $30.74 $63,940
California 6,340 0.43 0.82 $30.16 $62,730
District of Columbia 310 0.47 0.89 $28.92 $60,150
Oregon 970 0.59 1.12 $28.43 $59,130





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 1,940 0.70 1.33 $23.75 $49,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,660 0.70 1.33 $23.23 $48,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,520 0.85 1.61 $28.26 $58,780
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,370 1.61 3.05 $24.74 $51,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.31 0.60 $29.85 $62,080
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,220 2.29 4.34 $23.90 $49,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,210 0.52 1.00 $22.87 $47,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,110 0.30 0.57 $26.66 $55,450
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,040 1.17 2.21 $19.92 $41,440
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 980 0.46 0.87 $23.09 $48,020




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)
Ames, IA 160 3.95 7.51 $29.84 $62,080
Dover, DE 160 2.62 4.98 $21.16 $44,020
Topeka, KS 260 2.38 4.52 $21.24 $44,180
Olympia, WA 220 2.32 4.41 $25.90 $53,870
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,220 2.29 4.34 $23.90 $49,710
Duluth, MN-WI 280 2.24 4.26 $24.28 $50,510
College Station-Bryan, TX 190 2.02 3.83 $18.07 $37,580
Anchorage, AK 350 2.00 3.79 $31.88 $66,300
Abilene, TX 120 1.94 3.68 $21.98 $45,720
Bismarck, ND 110 1.69 3.20 $22.11 $45,980