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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

51-9194 Etchers and Engravers

Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers. Photoengravers are included in "Prepress Technicians and Workers" (51-5111).


National estimates for Etchers and Engravers
Industry profile for Etchers and Engravers
Geographic profile for Etchers and Engravers

National estimates for Etchers and Engravers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Etchers and Engravers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
9,490 7.4 % $ 16.94 $ 35,230 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Etchers and Engravers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.40 $ 12.32 $ 15.28 $ 20.23 $ 26.51
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,620 $ 25,630 $ 31,790 $ 42,090 $ 55,140


Industry profile for Etchers and Engravers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Etchers and Engravers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Etchers and Engravers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Etchers and Engravers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,110 0.63 $ 16.53 $ 34,380
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,160 0.30 $ 13.05 $ 27,140
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,140 0.43 $ 18.55 $ 38,590
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 960 0.73 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 660 0.19 $ 14.54 $ 30,240

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Etchers and Engravers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 960 0.73 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,110 0.63 $ 16.53 $ 34,380
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,140 0.43 $ 18.55 $ 38,590
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,160 0.30 $ 13.05 $ 27,140
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 660 0.19 $ 14.54 $ 30,240

Top paying industries for Etchers and Engravers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 100 0.01 $ 25.63 $ 53,310
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 70 0.02 $ 21.91 $ 45,560
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods (4232, 4233, 4235, 4236, 4237, and 4239 only) 430 0.03 $ 19.99 $ 41,570
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 960 0.73 $ 19.54 $ 40,640
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 40 0.01 $ 18.83 $ 39,160


Geographic profile for Etchers and Engravers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Etchers and Engravers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Etchers and Engravers, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Etchers and Engravers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 810 0.07 0.98 $ 16.01 $ 33,300
California 680 0.04 0.61 $ 16.50 $ 34,320
Massachusetts 630 0.19 2.75 $ 18.02 $ 37,490
Utah 600 0.40 5.93 $ 14.54 $ 30,240
Missouri 570 0.21 3.11 $ 16.60 $ 34,520




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Etchers and Engravers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 600 0.40 5.93 $ 14.54 $ 30,240
Vermont 100 0.37 5.35 $ 16.92 $ 35,200
Missouri 570 0.21 3.11 $ 16.60 $ 34,520
Massachusetts 630 0.19 2.75 $ 18.02 $ 37,490
Kansas 230 0.17 2.53 $ 13.37 $ 27,810




Top paying states for Etchers and Engravers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota (8) (8) (8) $ 25.49 $ 53,010
Pennsylvania (8) (8) (8) $ 22.67 $ 47,160
Washington 240 0.07 1.09 $ 22.44 $ 46,670
Oregon 70 0.04 0.59 $ 20.74 $ 43,130
New York 300 0.03 0.51 $ 19.83 $ 41,240





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Etchers and Engravers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 500 0.19 2.80 $ 17.97 $ 37,380
St. Louis, MO-IL 490 0.38 5.54 $ 16.94 $ 35,240
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 430 0.05 0.72 $ 18.42 $ 38,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 240 0.13 1.93 $ 18.65 $ 38,780
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.06 0.81 $ 17.58 $ 36,570
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.31 4.49 $ 18.51 $ 38,490
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.12 1.77 $ 15.46 $ 32,150
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 1.08 $ 17.86 $ 37,140
Wichita, KS 80 0.29 4.25 $ 14.79 $ 30,760
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 80 0.08 1.18 $ 16.86 $ 35,080




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Etchers and Engravers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
St. Louis, MO-IL 490 0.38 5.54 $ 16.94 $ 35,240
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 160 0.31 4.49 $ 18.51 $ 38,490
Wichita, KS 80 0.29 4.25 $ 14.79 $ 30,760
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 500 0.19 2.80 $ 17.97 $ 37,380
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 240 0.13 1.93 $ 18.65 $ 38,780
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.12 1.77 $ 15.46 $ 32,150
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 50 0.08 1.24 $ 15.74 $ 32,740
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 80 0.08 1.18 $ 16.86 $ 35,080
Richmond, VA 50 0.08 1.10 $ 21.38 $ 44,470
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 80 0.07 1.08 $ 17.86 $ 37,140




Top paying metropolitan areas for Etchers and Engravers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 24.75 $ 51,490
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $ 22.38 $ 46,550
Richmond, VA 50 0.08 1.10 $ 21.38 $ 44,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.07 1.03 $ 19.65 $ 40,870
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 19.37 $ 40,290
Rochester, NY 30 0.07 0.99 $ 19.30 $ 40,140
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $ 19.08 $ 39,680
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA (8) (8) (8) $ 18.85 $ 39,210
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 40 0.02 0.26 $ 18.68 $ 38,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 240 0.13 1.93 $ 18.65 $ 38,780


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021