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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

17-3098 Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 17-3028 Calibration Technologists and Technicians and 17-3029 Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other; and the 2010 SOC occupation 17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other.


National estimates for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
Industry profile for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other
Geographic profile for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

National estimates for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
92,100 1.7 % $ 32.52 $ 67,640 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.88 $ 23.28 $ 30.86 $ 39.86 $ 49.42
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,200 $ 48,430 $ 64,190 $ 82,910 $ 102,790


Industry profile for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,770 1.05 $ 27.55 $ 57,310
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 15,090 0.73 $ 40.33 $ 83,880
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,170 0.95 $ 37.36 $ 77,710
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 4,180 0.19 $ 24.79 $ 51,550
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,540 0.85 $ 31.05 $ 64,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 15,770 1.05 $ 27.55 $ 57,310
Scientific Research and Development Services 7,170 0.95 $ 37.36 $ 77,710
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,540 0.85 $ 31.05 $ 64,590
Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 260 0.81 $ 27.08 $ 56,330
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 15,090 0.73 $ 40.33 $ 83,880

Top paying industries for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 370 0.34 $ 40.97 $ 85,220
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 1,590 0.44 $ 40.63 $ 84,500
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 15,090 0.73 $ 40.33 $ 83,880
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 90 0.72 $ 39.90 $ 82,980
Other Pipeline Transportation 50 0.59 $ 39.37 $ 81,880


Geographic profile for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,750 0.78 1.17 $ 34.95 $ 72,700
Texas 11,010 0.91 1.37 $ 30.43 $ 63,290
Pennsylvania 5,050 0.92 1.38 $ 29.67 $ 61,710
Florida 4,610 0.55 0.82 $ 28.76 $ 59,830
Illinois 4,220 0.75 1.13 $ 32.71 $ 68,040




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Mexico 2,720 3.46 5.23 $ 41.60 $ 86,530
Louisiana 3,050 1.69 2.56 $ 29.66 $ 61,690
Maine 920 1.60 2.42 $ 39.19 $ 81,510
Alaska 470 1.59 2.40 $ 42.33 $ 88,040
Utah 1,990 1.34 2.02 $ 28.78 $ 59,870




Top paying states for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 360 0.52 0.78 $ 46.35 $ 96,410
Maryland 2,670 1.06 1.60 $ 44.86 $ 93,310
Alaska 470 1.59 2.40 $ 42.33 $ 88,040
New Mexico 2,720 3.46 5.23 $ 41.60 $ 86,530
Virginia 3,480 0.94 1.42 $ 39.93 $ 83,060





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,390 1.48 2.23 $ 30.97 $ 64,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,850 0.66 1.00 $ 31.83 $ 66,220
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,530 3.52 5.31 $ 39.12 $ 81,370
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,470 0.57 0.85 $ 33.76 $ 70,210
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 2,440 0.68 1.03 $ 31.56 $ 65,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,110 0.91 1.37 $ 31.43 $ 65,380
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,100 0.24 0.36 $ 31.89 $ 66,330
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,800 0.67 1.01 $ 39.16 $ 81,450
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,490 1.35 2.04 $ 40.66 $ 84,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,490 0.57 0.86 $ 32.70 $ 68,010




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 680 7.60 11.48 $ 42.21 $ 87,800
California-Lexington Park, MD 290 6.44 9.72 $ 47.45 $ 98,690
College Station-Bryan, TX 480 4.43 6.68 $ 17.02 $ 35,390
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,530 3.52 5.31 $ 39.12 $ 81,370
Albuquerque, NM 1,270 3.40 5.14 $ 35.56 $ 73,970
Bakersfield, CA 930 3.05 4.61 $ 38.55 $ 80,190
Idaho Falls, ID 210 3.04 4.58 $ 46.17 $ 96,030
Monroe, LA 210 2.91 4.39 $ 28.20 $ 58,660
Spartanburg, SC 450 2.89 4.36 $ 30.65 $ 63,750
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 700 2.68 4.04 $ 28.80 $ 59,910




Top paying metropolitan areas for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 290 6.44 9.72 $ 47.45 $ 98,690
Idaho Falls, ID 210 3.04 4.58 $ 46.17 $ 96,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,390 0.46 0.69 $ 44.58 $ 92,730
Salinas, CA 80 0.49 0.75 $ 42.98 $ 89,390
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,380 1.07 1.62 $ 42.33 $ 88,050
Portsmouth, NH-ME 680 7.60 11.48 $ 42.21 $ 87,800
Billings, MT 30 0.40 0.60 $ 41.28 $ 85,870
Anchorage, AK 260 1.61 2.43 $ 40.78 $ 84,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,490 1.35 2.04 $ 40.66 $ 84,570
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 100 0.28 0.42 $ 40.39 $ 84,020

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 990 12.68 19.16 (8) (8)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 400 3.44 5.20 $ 38.19 $ 79,430
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 360 2.22 3.35 $ 27.12 $ 56,410
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 340 2.90 4.38 $ 24.91 $ 51,810
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 340 1.87 2.82 $ 39.55 $ 82,250

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 990 12.68 19.16 (8) (8)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 5.45 8.23 $ 53.78 $ 111,860
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 400 3.44 5.20 $ 38.19 $ 79,430
North Florida nonmetropolitan area 340 2.90 4.38 $ 24.91 $ 51,810
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 360 2.22 3.35 $ 27.12 $ 56,410

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 5.45 8.23 $ 53.78 $ 111,860
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 160 1.59 2.41 $ 45.56 $ 94,770
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.64 0.97 $ 43.93 $ 91,370
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 340 1.87 2.82 $ 39.55 $ 82,250
Big Thicket Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 0.59 $ 38.93 $ 80,980


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