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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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)
115,270 1.5 % $ 32.84 $ 68,310 0.4 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.31 $ 25.25 $ 32.48 $ 39.15 $ 47.98
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,170 $ 52,520 $ 67,550 $ 81,430 $ 99,810


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 15,830 1.05 $ 31.24 $ 64,980
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 12,110 3.29 $ 31.00 $ 64,470
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 7,640 0.37 $ 43.43 $ 90,330
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,620 1.82 $ 31.12 $ 64,740
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 5,660 0.26 $ 32.48 $ 67,560

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)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 12,110 3.29 $ 31.00 $ 64,470
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,600 3.08 $ 30.54 $ 63,530
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 470 2.54 $ 32.15 $ 66,870
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,620 1.82 $ 31.12 $ 64,740
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 2,250 1.62 $ 27.99 $ 58,220

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)
Natural Gas Distribution 320 0.30 $ 44.04 $ 91,600
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 7,640 0.37 $ 43.43 $ 90,330
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 70 0.03 $ 41.25 $ 85,800
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $ 40.55 $ 84,350
Specialized Design Services 120 0.09 $ 40.13 $ 83,470


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.





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 21,480 1.31 1.58 $ 35.48 $ 73,810
Texas 10,610 0.88 1.06 $ 33.70 $ 70,090
Florida 6,480 0.77 0.93 $ 28.97 $ 60,250
Virginia 5,180 1.40 1.69 $ 36.98 $ 76,910
New York 5,010 0.58 0.70 $ 33.12 $ 68,890




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)
Oregon 2,660 1.47 1.78 $ 31.78 $ 66,090
Idaho 1,020 1.43 1.72 $ 29.90 $ 62,190
Virginia 5,180 1.40 1.69 $ 36.98 $ 76,910
Alaska 390 1.31 1.59 $ 41.43 $ 86,170
California 21,480 1.31 1.58 $ 35.48 $ 73,810




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)
Alaska 390 1.31 1.59 $ 41.43 $ 86,170
District of Columbia 280 0.41 0.50 $ 39.83 $ 82,850
Hawaii 460 0.79 0.96 $ 38.61 $ 80,310
Virginia 5,180 1.40 1.69 $ 36.98 $ 76,910
Maryland 3,110 1.23 1.49 $ 36.66 $ 76,250





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 5,600 0.96 1.16 $ 32.17 $ 66,900
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,850 4.40 5.31 $ 36.47 $ 75,860
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,620 0.41 0.50 $ 35.71 $ 74,270
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,340 1.43 1.73 $ 34.94 $ 72,680
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,300 1.09 1.32 $ 37.75 $ 78,530
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,150 0.88 1.06 $ 34.69 $ 72,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,970 1.00 1.21 $ 34.10 $ 70,940
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,810 1.08 1.30 $ 33.67 $ 70,030
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,680 1.92 2.31 $ 37.73 $ 78,480
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,550 1.21 1.46 $ 32.14 $ 66,840




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 650 14.42 17.40 $ 39.70 $ 82,580
Huntsville, AL 1,410 6.09 7.35 $ 29.73 $ 61,830
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,850 4.40 5.31 $ 36.47 $ 75,860
Logan, UT-ID 240 4.08 4.92 $ 19.70 $ 40,970
Las Cruces, NM 250 3.59 4.33 $ 33.22 $ 69,100
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 300 3.46 4.18 $ 40.80 $ 84,850
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 340 3.09 3.72 $ 35.37 $ 73,570
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 660 3.03 3.66 $ 27.78 $ 57,790
Binghamton, NY 270 2.89 3.49 $ 27.43 $ 57,060
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 400 2.82 3.40 $ 34.83 $ 72,440




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)
Bakersfield, CA 780 2.55 3.08 $ 43.33 $ 90,130
Salinas, CA 60 0.34 0.41 $ 42.09 $ 87,550
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 790 2.64 3.18 $ 40.96 $ 85,190
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 300 3.46 4.18 $ 40.80 $ 84,850
Anchorage, AK 190 1.16 1.40 $ 40.16 $ 83,540
Macon, GA 70 0.71 0.86 $ 39.71 $ 82,590
California-Lexington Park, MD 650 14.42 17.40 $ 39.70 $ 82,580
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 360 1.05 1.26 $ 39.64 $ 82,450
Urban Honolulu, HI 380 0.91 1.10 $ 38.98 $ 81,080
Jacksonville, FL 610 0.89 1.08 $ 38.59 $ 80,260

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 570 3.16 3.82 $ 38.13 $ 79,300
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 490 3.94 4.76 $ 23.35 $ 48,560
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 310 0.82 0.99 $ 29.08 $ 60,480
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 220 0.81 0.98 $ 24.92 $ 51,830
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 210 2.27 2.74 $ 34.97 $ 72,750

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 4.00 4.83 $ 47.61 $ 99,020
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 490 3.94 4.76 $ 23.35 $ 48,560
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 570 3.16 3.82 $ 38.13 $ 79,300
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 210 2.27 2.74 $ 34.97 $ 72,750
Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 50 1.80 2.17 $ 30.75 $ 63,960

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 190 4.00 4.83 $ 47.61