Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians

Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.


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)
15,540 5.8 % $26.04 $54,160 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.10 $19.50 $24.68 $31.80 $38.50
Annual Wage (2) $33,490 $40,560 $51,330 $66,140 $80,070


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)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 2,050 0.52 $26.49 $55,100
Support Activities for Mining 1,690 0.42 $22.88 $47,580
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,570 0.12 $26.21 $54,530
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,560 0.41 $24.32 $50,590
Scientific Research and Development Services 940 0.15 $30.86 $64,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 2,050 0.52 $26.49 $55,100
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 80 0.44 $21.78 $45,290
Support Activities for Mining 1,690 0.42 $22.88 $47,580
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,560 0.41 $24.32 $50,590
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 280 0.27 $22.36 $46,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 40 0.05 $36.26 $75,420
Local Government (OES Designation) 180 (7) $34.79 $72,350
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 490 0.10 $33.61 $69,900
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 320 0.08 $33.46 $69,590
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 60 0.05 $32.66 $67,920


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 2,780 0.19 1.61 $26.57 $55,260
Texas 1,640 0.15 1.28 $25.50 $53,040
Massachusetts 1,240 0.38 3.25 $27.13 $56,440
Louisiana 950 0.50 4.31 $24.51 $50,990
Arizona 820 0.33 2.84 $25.41 $52,850




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)
Louisiana 950 0.50 4.31 $24.51 $50,990
Massachusetts 1,240 0.38 3.25 $27.13 $56,440
New Mexico 280 0.35 3.01 $33.70 $70,090
Arizona 820 0.33 2.84 $25.41 $52,850
Oklahoma 400 0.26 2.19 $20.28 $42,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 50 0.17 1.43 $35.92 $74,720
Washington 200 0.07 0.60 $34.79 $72,360
New Mexico 280 0.35 3.01 $33.70 $70,090
Maryland 370 0.15 1.24 $31.30 $65,100
Minnesota 270 0.10 0.86 $30.70 $63,850





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 690 0.75 6.36 $25.11 $52,240
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 670 0.38 3.25 $28.94 $60,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 590 0.33 2.84 $24.77 $51,530
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.31 2.61 $22.10 $45,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 360 0.09 0.78 $26.67 $55,480
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 330 0.25 2.16 $28.42 $59,120
Baltimore-Towson, MD 290 0.23 1.95 $32.47 $67,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 290 0.13 1.07 $27.60 $57,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.63 $32.01 $66,580
Oklahoma City, OK 270 0.45 3.81 $18.53 $38,550




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)
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 1.07 9.12 $21.65 $45,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 690 0.75 6.36 $25.11 $52,240
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 80 0.66 5.67 $23.62 $49,130
State College, PA 40 0.65 5.56 $17.90 $37,230
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 60 0.62 5.32 $25.19 $52,400
Barnstable Town, MA 60 0.62 5.33 $30.22 $62,860
Albuquerque, NM 220 0.61 5.16 $34.78 $72,350
Midland, TX 40 0.47 4.02 $29.57 $61,510
Oklahoma City, OK 270 0.45 3.81 $18.53 $38,550
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 90 0.43 3.69 $27.92 $58,070




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.29 2.47 $35.65 $74,150
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA (8) (8) (8) $34.89 $72,570
Albuquerque, NM 220 0.61 5.16 $34.78 $72,350
Baton Rouge, LA 40 0.11 0.96 $34.06 $70,830
Baltimore-Towson, MD 290 0.23 1.95 $32.47 $67,550
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (8) (8) (8) $32.01 $66,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.63 $32.01 $66,580
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $31.87 $66,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 240 0.14 1.16 $31.49 $65,490
Manchester, NH 40 0.35 2.97 $30.49 $63,430

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.00 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.00 (8) (8)


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014