Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
139,080 2.5 % $29.74 $61,870 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.39 $22.53 $29.39 $35.67 $43.54
Annual Wage (2) $36,170 $46,860 $61,130 $74,190 $90,570


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 20,720 1.49 $29.12 $60,570
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 20,020 5.44 $28.58 $59,450
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 9,100 2.28 $27.39 $56,970
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,490 0.38 $38.68 $80,450
Postal Service 5,940 0.97 $31.64 $65,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 950 6.00 $30.67 $63,790
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 20,020 5.44 $28.58 $59,450
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 4,810 3.03 $32.15 $66,860
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,600 2.93 $28.23 $58,730
Satellite Telecommunications 200 2.89 $27.75 $57,720

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 50 0.01 $39.43 $82,010
Natural Gas Distribution 420 0.37 $38.95 $81,010
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,490 0.38 $38.68 $80,450
Oil and Gas Extraction 370 0.19 $37.47 $77,940
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 70 0.06 $37.03 $77,020


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 22,790 1.47 1.46 $32.41 $67,410
Texas 16,960 1.47 1.45 $30.58 $63,610
Florida 6,110 0.77 0.76 $24.53 $51,030
New York 5,710 0.64 0.63 $30.40 $63,220
Massachusetts 5,680 1.67 1.66 $30.98 $64,440



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)
New Mexico 1,650 2.07 2.05 $30.61 $63,660
Massachusetts 5,680 1.67 1.66 $30.98 $64,440
New Hampshire 1,030 1.62 1.61 $26.36 $54,840
Rhode Island 750 1.60 1.58 $29.48 $61,310
Maryland 3,840 1.48 1.47 $33.38 $69,440



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 470 1.43 1.42 $40.60 $84,450
District of Columbia 320 0.47 0.47 $37.94 $78,910
Nevada 930 0.76 0.75 $34.26 $71,260
Maryland 3,840 1.48 1.47 $33.38 $69,440
Hawaii 630 1.02 1.01 $33.04 $68,720




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 5,800 5.73 5.68 $32.80 $68,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,420 1.85 1.84 $31.36 $65,230
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,300 1.85 1.83 $27.77 $57,760
Austin-Round Rock, TX 3,640 3.92 3.88 $34.51 $71,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,560 0.87 0.86 $30.86 $64,180
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,140 1.78 1.77 $33.09 $68,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,940 1.22 1.21 $34.52 $71,800
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,930 2.17 2.15 $31.62 $65,770
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,840 1.14 1.13 $27.39 $56,980
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,730 0.42 0.42 $33.62 $69,930