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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

17-3024 Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.


National estimates for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
13,160 3.9 % $ 30.19 $ 62,800 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.96 $ 22.42 $ 28.75 $ 36.67 $ 45.83
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,350 $ 46,640 $ 59,800 $ 76,270 $ 95,340


Industry profile for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,930 0.13 $ 27.82 $ 57,870
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,190 0.17 $ 27.64 $ 57,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,000 0.13 $ 37.46 $ 77,920
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 730 0.17 $ 29.58 $ 61,530
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 550 0.12 $ 26.18 $ 54,460

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 270 0.29 $ 32.61 $ 67,830
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 250 0.18 $ 30.18 $ 62,780
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,190 0.17 $ 27.64 $ 57,480
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 730 0.17 $ 29.58 $ 61,530
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 130 0.16 $ 23.11 $ 48,060

Top paying industries for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 520 0.14 $ 44.00 $ 91,510
Support Activities for Air Transportation 70 0.04 $ 43.52 $ 90,520
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 240 0.05 $ 38.28 $ 79,620
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 $ 37.49 $ 77,990
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,000 0.13 $ 37.46 $ 77,920


Geographic profile for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,970 0.12 1.27 $ 32.13 $ 66,820
Texas 1,480 0.12 1.30 $ 26.17 $ 54,430
Massachusetts 880 0.26 2.79 $ 30.83 $ 64,140
Pennsylvania 650 0.12 1.25 $ 26.79 $ 55,720
Virginia 570 0.15 1.62 $ 29.35 $ 61,050




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 880 0.26 2.79 $ 30.83 $ 64,140
Maryland 530 0.21 2.20 $ 31.27 $ 65,040
New Hampshire 120 0.20 2.08 $ 31.13 $ 64,760
Hawaii 100 0.17 1.82 $ 37.45 $ 77,900
Minnesota 460 0.17 1.78 $ 27.39 $ 56,970




Top paying states for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 40 0.15 1.56 $ 40.05 $ 83,300
Hawaii 100 0.17 1.82 $ 37.45 $ 77,900
Washington 190 0.06 0.64 $ 37.03 $ 77,020
Georgia 450 0.10 1.10 $ 35.00 $ 72,790
Arizona 90 0.03 0.32 $ 34.16 $ 71,050





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics 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 890 0.15 1.61 $ 32.57 $ 67,750
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 820 0.31 3.32 $ 31.39 $ 65,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 550 0.15 1.63 $ 24.93 $ 51,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 520 0.18 1.87 $ 26.85 $ 55,840
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 370 0.08 0.90 $ 35.94 $ 74,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 320 0.17 1.83 $ 28.80 $ 59,900
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 310 0.43 4.52 $ 26.92 $ 55,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.27 2.84 $ 30.91 $ 64,290
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 290 0.12 1.29 $ 26.88 $ 55,920
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 250 0.03 0.29 $ 33.40 $ 69,470




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 150 3.26 34.42 $ 35.99 $ 74,870
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 80 0.48 5.09 $ 30.31 $ 63,050
Cedar Rapids, IA 60 0.43 4.54 $ 28.04 $ 58,330
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 310 0.43 4.52 $ 26.92 $ 55,990
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 80 0.42 4.47 $ 28.97 $ 60,250
Rockford, IL 50 0.34 3.60 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 820 0.31 3.32 $ 31.39 $ 65,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 300 0.27 2.84 $ 30.91 $ 64,290
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.22 2.35 $ 25.11 $ 52,220
Chattanooga, TN-GA 50 0.22 2.29 $ 27.30 $ 56,790




Top paying metropolitan areas for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 110 0.09 0.91 $ 36.43 $ 75,780
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (8) (8) (8) $ 36.17 $ 75,230
California-Lexington Park, MD 150 3.26 34.42 $ 35.99 $ 74,870
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 370 0.08 0.90 $ 35.94 $ 74,760
Greeley, CO (8) (8) (8) $ 35.79 $ 74,430
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.15 1.61 $ 34.89 $ 72,570
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 40 0.13 1.35 $ 33.83 $ 70,370
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 250 0.03 0.29 $ 33.40 $ 69,470
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 50 0.08 0.82 $ 32.75 $ 68,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 890 0.15 1.61 $ 32.57 $ 67,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 3.91 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 4.16 (8) (8)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 3.94 $ 20.99 $ 43,670
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 3.91 $ 28.80 $ 59,910

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.39 4.16 (8) (8)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 3.94 $ 20.99 $ 43,670
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 3.91 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 3.91 $ 28.80 $ 59,910

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 29.43 $ 61,210
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 60 0.37 3.91 $ 28.80 $ 59,910
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 27.23 $ 56,630
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 3.91 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 3.94 $ 20.99 $ 43,670


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