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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

17-3029 Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

All engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.


National estimates for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
Industry profile for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
Geographic profile for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

National estimates for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
73,600 1.8 % $ 32.83 $ 68,290 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.05 $ 22.93 $ 29.78 $ 39.18 $ 48.68
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,530 $ 47,690 $ 61,950 $ 81,490 $ 101,240


Industry profile for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 15,610 0.74 $ 40.78 $ 84,820
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 13,600 0.90 $ 29.05 $ 60,430
Employment Services 6,980 0.20 $ 26.17 $ 54,430
Scientific Research and Development Services 5,400 0.68 $ 37.36 $ 77,710
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,780 0.59 $ 32.39 $ 67,360

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 130 1.17 $ 47.17 $ 98,110
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 13,600 0.90 $ 29.05 $ 60,430
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 15,610 0.74 $ 40.78 $ 84,820
Scientific Research and Development Services 5,400 0.68 $ 37.36 $ 77,710
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 2,780 0.59 $ 32.39 $ 67,360

Top paying industries for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 410 0.38 $ 50.33 $ 104,690
Other Pipeline Transportation 40 0.43 $ 48.77 $ 101,440
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 130 1.17 $ 47.17 $ 98,110
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 600 0.16 $ 42.07 $ 87,510
Natural Gas Distribution 370 0.33 $ 41.29 $ 85,880


Geographic profile for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

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



Map of employment of engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 11,120 0.67 1.29 $ 32.91 $ 68,460
Texas 7,940 0.65 1.24 $ 32.05 $ 66,670
Pennsylvania 3,580 0.64 1.23 $ 30.43 $ 63,300
Virginia 3,250 0.87 1.66 $ 39.58 $ 82,320
Florida 2,510 0.29 0.56 $ 31.11 $ 64,720


Map of location quotient of engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 2,390 3.08 5.90 $ 43.67 $ 90,840
Alaska 420 1.42 2.71 $ 44.37 $ 92,290
Maine 820 1.38 2.64 $ 41.19 $ 85,670
Louisiana 2,430 1.36 2.60 $ 29.01 $ 60,350
Utah 1,500 0.96 1.85 $ 30.62 $ 63,680


Map of annual mean wages of engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 340 0.51 0.98 $ 47.40 $ 98,580
Maryland 2,080 0.82 1.57 $ 45.02 $ 93,650
Alaska 420 1.42 2.71 $ 44.37 $ 92,290
New Mexico 2,390 3.08 5.90 $ 43.67 $ 90,840
Maine 820 1.38 2.64 $ 41.19 $ 85,670



Map of employment of engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,100 1.07 2.05 $ 36.28 $ 75,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,930 0.51 0.98 $ 31.89 $ 66,340
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,200 3.10 5.93 $ 39.63 $ 82,430
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,930 0.86 1.65 $ 29.86 $ 62,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,810 0.51 0.97 $ 30.00 $ 62,390
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,600 1.15 2.21 $ 36.94 $ 76,830
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,590 0.18 0.35 $ 34.01 $ 70,740
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,530 0.58 1.10 $ 37.22 $ 77,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,420 0.49 0.93 $ 43.59 $ 90,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,320 0.31 0.60 $ 35.91 $ 74,680


Map of location quotient of engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1,010 11.73 22.46 $ 43.67 $ 90,840
Portsmouth, NH-ME 650 7.33 14.04 $ 43.92 $ 91,350
California-Lexington Park, MD 270 5.92 11.34 $ 47.96 $ 99,760
New Bern, NC 140 3.24 6.20 $ 34.12 $ 70,980
Idaho Falls, ID 220 3.12 5.97 $ 46.67 $ 97,080
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,200 3.10 5.93 $ 39.63 $ 82,430
College Station-Bryan, TX 340 3.01 5.76 $ 15.99 $ 33,270
Albuquerque, NM 1,040 2.86 5.48 (8) (8)
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 180 2.32 4.44 $ 29.25 $ 60,830
Warner Robins, GA 170 2.30 4.41 $ 36.14 $ 75,170


Map of annual mean wages of engineering technologists and technicians, except drafters, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 270 5.92 11.34 $ 47.96 $ 99,760
Idaho Falls, ID 220 3.12 5.97 $ 46.67 $ 97,080
Portsmouth, NH-ME 650 7.33 14.04 $ 43.92 $ 91,350
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 1,010 11.73 22.46 $ 43.67 $ 90,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,420 0.49 0.93 $ 43.59 $ 90,680
Anchorage, AK 200 1.26 2.41 $ 43.24 $ 89,930
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 870 0.69 1.32 $ 42.84 $ 89,120
Fairbanks, AK 70 1.95 3.73 $ 42.53 $ 88,470
Bakersfield, CA 680 2.17 4.16 $ 39.97 $ 83,140
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,200 3.10 5.93 $ 39.63 $ 82,430

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 280 1.55 2.96 $ 40.94 $ 85,150
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 170 1.02 1.95 $ 23.65 $ 49,190
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 150 0.84 1.61 $ 36.20 $ 75,290
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.51 2.88 $ 46.77 $ 97,290
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 140 0.69 1.32 $ 28.82 $ 59,940

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 2.04 3.91 (8) (8)
Northeast Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.84 3.51 $ 23.24 $ 48,340
Southwest Louisiana nonmetropolitan area 110 1.75 3.35 $ 22.01 $ 45,780
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 280 1.55 2.96 $ 40.94 $ 85,150
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.51 2.88 $ 46.77 $ 97,290

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.51 2.88 $ 46.77 $ 97,290
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 280 1.55 2.96 $ 40.94 $ 85,150
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 0.69 $ 39.42 $ 82,000
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 0.64 $ 37.28 $ 77,540
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 0.77 $ 36.70 $ 76,330


About May 2021 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 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022