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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
122,550 1.4 % $31.84 $66,240 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.84 $24.42 $31.38 $37.94 $46.49
Annual Wage (2) $39,190 $50,790 $65,260 $78,910 $96,690


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)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 17,830 1.19 $30.53 $63,510
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 12,800 3.53 $30.53 $63,510
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,860 1.93 $29.92 $62,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,480 0.37 $41.27 $85,840
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 6,070 0.28 $32.05 $66,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 12,800 3.53 $30.53 $63,510
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,410 2.95 $29.02 $60,370
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 470 2.41 $30.57 $63,580
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 7,860 1.93 $29.92 $62,240
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 2,940 1.85 $29.60 $61,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 420 0.38 $41.97 $87,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,480 0.37 $41.27 $85,840
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 60 0.12 $40.95 $85,180
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers (8) (8) $40.03 $83,270
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) $39.58 $82,330


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 23,380 1.35 1.61 $33.84 $70,380
Texas 11,140 0.90 1.07 $32.96 $68,560
Florida 6,510 0.74 0.89 $29.47 $61,300
New York 5,730 0.60 0.72 $32.51 $67,620
Virginia 5,370 1.39 1.66 $34.71 $72,190




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)
Oregon 3,160 1.66 1.98 $30.76 $63,990
New Mexico 1,230 1.49 1.79 $30.82 $64,110
Idaho 1,060 1.45 1.74 $28.30 $58,870
Virginia 5,370 1.39 1.66 $34.71 $72,190
Alaska 440 1.39 1.67 $41.01 $85,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 270 0.89 1.07 $41.16 $85,600
Alaska 440 1.39 1.67 $41.01 $85,310
District of Columbia 340 0.47 0.57 $39.30 $81,740
Wyoming 180 0.64 0.77 $37.09 $77,150
Maryland 3,430 1.27 1.52 $35.82 $74,510





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,950 0.95 1.14 $32.21 $66,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,220 4.58 5.49 $34.58 $71,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,260 0.44 0.53 $34.93 $72,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,780 1.53 1.83 $32.31 $67,200
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,320 1.05 1.25 $36.04 $74,960
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,200 1.14 1.37 $32.79 $68,200
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,090 0.84 1.01 $33.86 $70,430
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,030 0.99 1.19 $33.64 $69,980
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,000 2.01 2.40 $34.97 $72,740
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 2,920 2.41 2.89 $30.98 $64,440