Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
71,440 1.4 % $24.68 $51,330 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.09 $18.31 $23.68 $29.53 $36.32
Annual Wage (2) $31,400 $38,080 $49,260 $61,420 $75,550


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 33,140 2.38 $24.34 $50,630
State Government (OES Designation) 19,410 0.88 $22.70 $47,220
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,700 0.24 $28.16 $58,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 710 0.02 $19.76 $41,100
Nonresidential Building Construction 650 0.09 $26.20 $54,490

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 33,140 2.38 $24.34 $50,630
State Government (OES Designation) 19,410 0.88 $22.70 $47,220
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 420 0.38 $25.41 $52,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,700 0.24 $28.16 $58,570
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 80 0.16 $28.04 $58,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 60 0.14 $30.48 $63,390
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $29.61 $61,580
Natural Gas Distribution 180 0.16 $29.30 $60,930
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 220 0.06 $29.24 $60,810
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 80 0.01 $28.53 $59,340


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 11,370 0.98 1.90 $22.35 $46,480
California 8,410 0.54 1.05 $31.18 $64,860
North Carolina 3,520 0.85 1.65 $22.36 $46,510
Florida 2,680 0.34 0.65 $23.51 $48,890
Minnesota 2,490 0.90 1.73 $28.39 $59,050



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 530 1.63 3.14 $33.66 $70,000
Wyoming 370 1.31 2.52 $21.14 $43,980
North Dakota 520 1.17 2.26 $24.38 $50,720
Vermont 330 1.08 2.08 $23.32 $48,510
Delaware 460 1.06 2.04 $21.44 $44,590



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 530 1.63 3.14 $33.66 $70,000
District of Columbia 180 0.27 0.52 $32.45 $67,500
California 8,410 0.54 1.05 $31.18 $64,860
Connecticut 460 0.28 0.53 $30.45 $63,330
Washington 1,910 0.64 1.24 $29.66 $61,700




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,700 0.92 1.78 $25.10 $52,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.46 0.88 $37.44 $77,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,680 0.89 1.72 $28.87 $60,060
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,360 0.55 1.06 $21.52 $44,750
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,280 0.20 0.38 $26.49 $55,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.52 1.01 $22.40 $46,600
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,170 1.26 2.44 $24.64 $51,250
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.46 0.89 $24.28 $50,490
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.30 0.57 $26.35 $54,810
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.67 1.28 $29.70 $61,770