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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, adjust, 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 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
101,450 1.4 % $ 33.21 $ 69,070 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.16 $ 23.72 $ 30.60 $ 38.02 $ 47.70
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,840 $ 49,330 $ 63,640 $ 79,080 $ 99,210


Industry profile for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 14,270 0.94 $ 31.89 $ 66,330
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 11,860 3.32 $ 30.80 $ 64,070
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 7,590 0.36 $ 43.96 $ 91,430
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 6,710 1.68 $ 31.18 $ 64,860
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,050 1.34 $ 39.99 $ 83,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,860 3.37 $ 27.61 $ 57,420
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 11,860 3.32 $ 30.80 $ 64,070
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 6,710 1.68 $ 31.18 $ 64,860
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 170 1.49 $ 41.60 $ 86,530
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 5,050 1.34 $ 39.99 $ 83,180

Top paying industries for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waste Treatment and Disposal 50 0.05 $ 46.63 $ 96,990
Oil and Gas Extraction 150 0.14 $ 46.36 $ 96,420
Natural Gas Distribution 690 0.63 $ 45.56 $ 94,760
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 7,590 0.36 $ 43.96 $ 91,430
Other Pipeline Transportation 90 1.03 $ 43.92 $ 91,350


Geographic profile for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 18,770 1.14 1.58 $ 35.53 $ 73,910
Texas 8,320 0.68 0.94 $ 32.04 $ 66,640
Florida 5,950 0.69 0.96 $ 29.33 $ 61,010
New York 4,470 0.52 0.72 $ 32.78 $ 68,170
Pennsylvania 3,590 0.64 0.89 $ 30.87 $ 64,200


Map of location quotient of electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 430 1.46 2.03 $ 39.74 $ 82,670
Oregon 2,530 1.39 1.93 $ 30.81 $ 64,090
Maryland 3,350 1.32 1.83 $ 39.99 $ 83,180
New Mexico 900 1.16 1.61 $ 35.07 $ 72,950
California 18,770 1.14 1.58 $ 35.53 $ 73,910


Map of annual mean wages of electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 180 0.27 0.38 $ 44.36 $ 92,260
Hawaii 290 0.53 0.74 $ 41.07 $ 85,430
Maryland 3,350 1.32 1.83 $ 39.99 $ 83,180
Alaska 430 1.46 2.03 $ 39.74 $ 82,670
Colorado 1,260 0.48 0.67 $ 38.81 $ 80,720



Map of employment of electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,860 0.85 1.18 $ 33.75 $ 70,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,900 3.65 5.07 $ 37.04 $ 77,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,920 1.30 1.81 $ 35.48 $ 73,800
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,860 0.33 0.46 $ 36.87 $ 76,690
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,820 2.03 2.82 $ 35.44 $ 73,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,700 0.75 1.05 $ 31.30 $ 65,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,620 0.89 1.24 $ 40.32 $ 83,870
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,590 1.00 1.39 $ 31.66 $ 65,850
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,200 0.52 0.72 $ 33.78 $ 70,270
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,070 1.84 2.56 $ 31.91 $ 66,370


Map of location quotient of electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 410 8.80 12.21 $ 42.56 $ 88,530
Huntsville, AL 860 3.73 5.18 $ 30.51 $ 63,460
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,900 3.65 5.07 $ 37.04 $ 77,030
Jackson, MI 180 3.28 4.56 $ 34.19 $ 71,110
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 720 3.28 4.55 $ 32.66 $ 67,930
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 370 3.25 4.51 $ 32.14 $ 66,850
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 260 3.03 4.21 $ 41.68 $ 86,700
Las Cruces, NM 190 2.82 3.91 $ 34.09 $ 70,910
Corvallis, OR 100 2.75 3.82 $ 30.25 $ 62,910
Binghamton, NY 220 2.39 3.32 $ 25.54 $ 53,130


Map of annual mean wages of electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Collins, CO 120 0.74 1.02 $ 44.22 $ 91,980
Bakersfield, CA 560 1.81 2.52 $ 43.65 $ 90,780
Baton Rouge, LA 450 1.21 1.69 $ 42.60 $ 88,600
California-Lexington Park, MD 410 8.80 12.21 $ 42.56 $ 88,530
New Bern, NC 80 1.85 2.57 $ 42.49 $ 88,380
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 260 3.03 4.21 $ 41.68 $ 86,700
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 620 2.11 2.92 $ 41.63 $ 86,590
Napa, CA 30 0.50 0.70 $ 41.12 $ 85,520
Urban Honolulu, HI 260 0.65 0.90 $ 40.95 $ 85,170
El Centro, CA 40 0.70 0.97 $ 40.37 $ 83,970

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

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