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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians

Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.


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)
13,520 4.2 % $28.96 $60,240 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.83 $21.98 $27.78 $34.89 $42.72
Annual Wage (2) $37,090 $45,720 $57,790 $72,560 $88,860


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)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,450 0.36 $27.26 $56,690
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,380 0.09 $29.24 $60,820
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,200 0.33 $26.63 $55,390
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,180 0.16 $26.54 $55,190
Scientific Research and Development Services 970 0.14 $35.06 $72,920

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 30 0.36 $38.60 $80,280
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,450 0.36 $27.26 $56,690
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,200 0.33 $26.63 $55,390
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 190 0.24 $26.53 $55,180
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,180 0.16 $26.54 $55,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 50 (7) $43.39 $90,260
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services (8) (8) $42.73 $88,870
Other Pipeline Transportation 30 0.36 $38.60 $80,280
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 440 0.11 $38.23 $79,520
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $35.23 $73,280


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 2,510 0.15 1.58 $30.69 $63,830
Texas 1,620 0.13 1.43 $27.44 $57,070
Massachusetts 1,050 0.29 3.16 $27.75 $57,710
Pennsylvania 690 0.12 1.27 $24.60 $51,160
Virginia 620 0.16 1.74 $26.93 $56,020




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)
Wyoming 80 0.30 3.26 $28.97 $60,260
Massachusetts 1,050 0.29 3.16 $27.75 $57,710
Louisiana 530 0.28 2.97 $28.10 $58,450
Oklahoma 330 0.21 2.22 $27.71 $57,640
Minnesota 520 0.18 1.95 $27.39 $56,980




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 110 0.04 0.38 $39.32 $81,790
Georgia 330 0.08 0.81 $33.02 $68,690
Maryland 460 0.17 1.84 $32.88 $68,390
New York 240 0.03 0.27 $32.42 $67,440
Colorado 240 0.09 0.97 $31.67 $65,870





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 990 0.16 1.73 $29.69 $61,750
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 980 0.36 3.80 $28.20 $58,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 690 0.19 2.08 $26.67 $55,470
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 540 0.48 5.12 $27.53 $57,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 520 0.18 1.88 $26.90 $55,960
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.14 1.54 $30.25 $62,930
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.20 2.12 $28.95 $60,210
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.03 0.36 $30.94 $64,360
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 310 0.15 1.60 $27.04 $56,240
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 300 0.40 4.32 $25.17 $52,350




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 150 3.13 33.53 $37.07 $77,110
Lafayette, LA 160 0.81 8.67 $27.36 $56,900
Baton Rouge, LA 300 0.76 8.09 $29.46 $61,270
Tulsa, OK 240 0.55 5.91 $26.14 $54,380
Midland, TX 50 0.51 5.48 $35.43 $73,700
New Bedford, MA 30 0.50 5.37 (8) (8)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 540 0.48 5.12 $27.53 $57,270
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 300 0.40 4.32 $25.17 $52,350
Boulder, CO 70 0.39 4.21 $28.54 $59,360
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 980 0.36 3.80 $28.20 $58,650




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 150 3.13 33.53 $37.07 $77,110
Midland, TX 50 0.51 5.48 $35.43 $73,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 250 0.10 1.09 $34.84 $72,460
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $33.32 $69,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 170 0.06 0.68 $31.24 $64,990
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.08 0.84 $31.03 $64,540
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.03 0.36 $30.94 $64,360
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.05 0.56 $30.56 $63,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 450 0.14 1.54 $30.25 $62,930
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) $30.01 $62,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 5.69 $21.92 $45,590
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 5.26 $21.80 $45,340
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 3.49 (8) (8)
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 3.57 $25.27 $52,560
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.18 $29.08 $60,490

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 5.69 $21.92 $45,590
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 5.26 $21.80 $45,340
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 3.57 $25.27 $52,560
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.33 3.49 (8) (8)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.18 $29.08 $60,490

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.18 $29.08 $60,490
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 3.57 $25.27 $52,560
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 5.69 $21.92 $45,590
East Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 70 0.49 5.26 $21.80 $45,340


About May 2018 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019