Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
137,040 2.3 % $29.01 $60,330 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.25 $22.21 $28.76 $34.76 $42.23
Annual Wage (2) $35,880 $46,200 $59,820 $72,300 $87,840


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 20,740 1.52 $28.17 $58,600
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 18,190 4.89 $27.87 $57,960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 9,170 2.37 $26.75 $55,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,440 0.38 $38.28 $79,630
Postal Service 6,530 1.06 $30.27 $62,960

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 18,190 4.89 $27.87 $57,960
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 810 4.71 $31.60 $65,740
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 360 3.42 $28.86 $60,020
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 3,090 3.32 $27.63 $57,460
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 610 3.23 $25.07 $52,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 40 0.01 $39.38 $81,910
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,440 0.38 $38.28 $79,630
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 70 0.07 $37.83 $78,680
Natural Gas Distribution 430 0.39 $37.36 $77,720
Oil and Gas Extraction 310 0.16 $35.82 $74,510


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 21,280 1.41 1.39 $31.34 $65,200
Texas 16,120 1.44 1.42 $30.07 $62,550
Florida 6,840 0.89 0.88 $24.34 $50,640
New York 6,220 0.71 0.70 $29.53 $61,410
Massachusetts 5,710 1.72 1.70 $28.75 $59,790



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)
New Mexico 1,460 1.85 1.83 $30.59 $63,630
Massachusetts 5,710 1.72 1.70 $28.75 $59,790
New Hampshire 1,070 1.70 1.68 $26.62 $55,370
Oregon 2,850 1.69 1.67 $29.54 $61,450
Alaska 540 1.66 1.63 $35.43 $73,700



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 400 0.59 0.58 $37.60 $78,210
Alaska 540 1.66 1.63 $35.43 $73,700
Maryland 3,840 1.50 1.48 $33.31 $69,270
Nevada 1,100 0.92 0.91 $33.09 $68,840
Rhode Island 550 1.18 1.17 $32.77 $68,160




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,580 5.74 5.66 $33.29 $69,240
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 4,510 5.09 5.02 $32.57 $67,750
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,470 1.57 1.55 $31.27 $65,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,690 0.91 0.90 $30.00 $62,410
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,190 1.75 1.72 $27.91 $58,050
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,750 2.09 2.06 $30.64 $63,730
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,750 2.60 2.56 $28.98 $60,290
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,700 1.13 1.11 $28.79 $59,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,690 1.13 1.12 $34.62 $72,010
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,580 0.69 0.68 $28.04 $58,330



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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 1,440 8.87 8.75 $27.11 $56,400
Jackson, MI 340 5.93 5.85 $28.47 $59,210
Huntsville, AL 1,220 5.87 5.79 $26.79 $55,720
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,580 5.74 5.66 $33.29 $69,240
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 4,510 5.09 5.02 $32.57 $67,750
Warner Robins, GA 260 4.63 4.57 $32.57 $67,740
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 850 4.44 4.37 $23.49 $48,870
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 500 3.81 3.75 $26.44 $54,990
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 160 3.67 3.62 $26.88 $55,910
Las Cruces, NM 250 3.66 3.61 $27.58 $57,370