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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

17-3022 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.


National estimates for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
67,270 1.7 % $ 27.21 $ 56,590 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.46 $ 19.64 $ 26.00 $ 32.86 $ 39.88
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,230 $ 40,850 $ 54,080 $ 68,350 $ 82,960


Industry profile for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians: Top

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

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 32,140 2.14 $ 27.41 $ 57,010
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 17,800 0.81 $ 23.89 $ 49,700
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 11,340 0.21 $ 31.00 $ 64,490
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,210 0.15 $ 28.34 $ 58,950
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 500 0.03 $ 28.11 $ 58,480

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 32,140 2.14 $ 27.41 $ 57,010
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 17,800 0.81 $ 23.89 $ 49,700
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 100 0.33 $ 26.50 $ 55,120
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 160 0.30 $ 34.31 $ 71,360
Natural Gas Distribution 270 0.25 $ 34.34 $ 71,420

Top paying industries for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 70 0.08 $ 49.80 $ 103,590
Oil and Gas Extraction 110 0.09 $ 39.45 $ 82,050
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 100 (7) $ 38.52 $ 80,120
Natural Gas Distribution 270 0.25 $ 34.34 $ 71,420
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 160 0.30 $ 34.31 $ 71,360


Geographic profile for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians: Top

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





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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,260 0.44 0.91 $ 34.65 $ 72,070
Texas 7,140 0.59 1.22 $ 23.20 $ 48,250
Florida 3,210 0.38 0.79 $ 25.01 $ 52,020
North Carolina 2,760 0.64 1.33 $ 25.72 $ 53,490
Illinois 2,740 0.49 1.01 $ 30.63 $ 63,710




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 2,280 1.28 2.65 $ 22.12 $ 46,010
Alabama 2,330 1.22 2.53 $ 24.84 $ 51,680
North Dakota 480 1.20 2.47 $ 27.91 $ 58,050
West Virginia 730 1.13 2.34 $ 23.36 $ 48,600
Wyoming 290 1.11 2.30 $ 23.34 $ 48,540




Top paying states for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,260 0.44 0.91 $ 34.65 $ 72,070
Oregon 1,150 0.64 1.32 $ 33.46 $ 69,600
Connecticut 300 0.20 0.40 $ 33.13 $ 68,900
Minnesota 2,520 0.93 1.92 $ 32.59 $ 67,790
Washington 1,600 0.50 1.03 $ 32.21 $ 66,990





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Civil 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 2,630 0.45 0.93 $ 36.20 $ 75,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,920 0.65 1.34 $ 27.28 $ 56,740
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,830 0.21 0.43 $ 28.21 $ 58,690
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,600 0.86 1.78 $ 33.83 $ 70,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,440 0.33 0.68 $ 31.75 $ 66,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,430 0.47 0.98 $ 33.96 $ 70,650
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,270 0.60 1.25 $ 26.40 $ 54,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,090 0.44 0.90 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,030 0.29 0.59 $ 21.94 $ 45,640
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 890 0.61 1.26 $ 26.98 $ 56,130




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montgomery, AL 490 3.19 6.59 $ 22.83 $ 47,490
Santa Fe, NM 170 2.97 6.13 $ 24.81 $ 51,610
Carson City, NV 80 2.68 5.54 $ 22.91 $ 47,650
Bismarck, ND 180 2.63 5.43 $ 29.39 $ 61,140
Springfield, IL 230 2.35 4.85 $ 30.48 $ 63,410
Charleston, WV 220 2.12 4.38 $ 25.23 $ 52,470
Dover, DE 130 2.11 4.37 $ 23.25 $ 48,350
Ames, IA 90 1.95 4.04 $ 31.33 $ 65,160
Huntsville, AL 440 1.90 3.92 $ 23.79 $ 49,480
Cumberland, MD-WV 60 1.89 3.90 $ 23.66 $ 49,210