Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
141,150 1.7 % $28.26 $58,770 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.62 $21.55 $28.15 $33.98 $41.03
Annual Wage (2) $34,570 $44,820 $58,540 $70,680 $85,350


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)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 20,160 1.51 $27.80 $57,820
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 17,720 4.71 $26.96 $56,080
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,300 2.61 $26.07 $54,220
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,670 0.38 $37.64 $78,290
Postal Service 6,530 1.06 $29.97 $62,340

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 17,720 4.71 $26.96 $56,080
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 350 4.03 $28.33 $58,920
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 3,820 3.68 $26.84 $55,820
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 4,630 3.00 $28.85 $60,010
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 540 2.89 $22.54 $46,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,670 0.38 $37.64 $78,290
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.06 $37.44 $77,870
Natural Gas Distribution 520 0.47 $35.13 $73,080
Oil and Gas Extraction 260 0.14 $35.07 $72,950
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 300 0.11 $32.97 $68,580


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 20,290 1.38 1.30 $30.37 $63,170
Texas 14,650 1.34 1.26 $29.34 $61,020
Florida 7,320 0.98 0.92 $24.30 $50,540
New York 7,300 0.85 0.79 $28.30 $58,850
Massachusetts 5,970 1.83 1.72 $28.50 $59,280




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 1,590 2.02 1.90 $29.63 $61,620
Alaska 620 1.91 1.80 $35.36 $73,560
Arizona 4,680 1.89 1.77 $26.01 $54,090
Oregon 3,060 1.86 1.75 $28.38 $59,040
Massachusetts 5,970 1.83 1.72 $28.50 $59,280




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 810 1.22 1.14 $36.86 $76,660
Alaska 620 1.91 1.80 $35.36 $73,560
Maryland 3,670 1.45 1.36 $34.00 $70,730
Hawaii 540 0.90 0.85 $32.86 $68,350
Nevada 930 0.81 0.76 $32.10 $66,760





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)
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 4,580 5.36 5.04 $31.54 $65,610
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,240 4.56 4.28 $31.37 $65,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,740 2.10 1.97 $26.64 $55,410
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,620 1.31 1.23 $31.02 $64,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,510 0.88 0.83 $29.58 $61,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,290 1.53 1.44 $24.82 $51,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,130 1.36 1.27 $27.60 $57,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,090 1.30 1.22 $34.26 $71,260
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,020 2.34 2.20 $29.63 $61,630
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,830 2.76 2.59 $28.35 $58,960




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 1,510 9.35 8.79 $26.21 $54,510
Jackson, MI 400 7.17 6.74 $27.08 $56,340
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 460 6.19 5.81 $28.38 $59,030
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 4,580 5.36 5.04 $31.54 $65,610
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 600 5.12 4.81 $26.50 $55,110
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 920 4.79 4.50 $22.99 $47,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,240 4.56 4.28 $31.37 $65,250
Huntsville, AL 920 4.36 4.10 $25.54 $53,130
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 180 4.26 4.00 $25.71 $53,470
Warner Robins, GA 220 3.93 3.69 $28.60 $59,480