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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

51-9194 Etchers and Engravers

Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers. Photoengravers are included in "Prepress Technicians and Workers" (51-5111).


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)
10,310 6.1 % $16.24 $33,770 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.91 $11.66 $14.72 $19.37 $25.32
Annual Wage (2) $20,620 $24,250 $30,620 $40,280 $52,660


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)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,090 0.58 $15.54 $32,330
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,320 0.45 $18.43 $38,320
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,150 0.81 $18.78 $39,050
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,040 0.24 $12.87 $26,770
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 780 0.18 $12.95 $26,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,150 0.81 $18.78 $39,050
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,090 0.58 $15.54 $32,330
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,320 0.45 $18.43 $38,320
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,040 0.24 $12.87 $26,770
Miscellaneous Store Retailers (4532 and 4533 only) 780 0.18 $12.95 $26,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 30 0.01 $31.96 $66,470
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) (8) (8) $24.30 $50,550
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 60 0.01 $21.82 $45,390
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 240 0.07 $19.48 $40,510
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 110 0.03 $19.27 $40,090


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)
Texas 1,300 0.10 1.49 $14.83 $30,850
California 790 0.05 0.64 $16.53 $34,370
Massachusetts 730 0.20 2.89 $18.20 $37,860
Utah 650 0.43 6.12 $12.67 $26,350
Ohio 530 0.10 1.39 $16.14 $33,570




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)
Utah 650 0.43 6.12 $12.67 $26,350
North Dakota 80 0.20 2.80 $19.71 $40,990
Massachusetts 730 0.20 2.89 $18.20 $37,860
Rhode Island 70 0.15 2.18 $21.48 $44,680
Kansas 190 0.14 1.99 $12.92 $26,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oregon 60 0.03 0.42 $22.19 $46,160
Washington 180 0.06 0.79 $22.15 $46,060
Rhode Island 70 0.15 2.18 $21.48 $44,680
Pennsylvania 240 0.04 0.58 $19.98 $41,550
North Dakota 80 0.20 2.80 $19.71 $40,990





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 520 0.14 2.03 $11.76 $24,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 480 0.08 1.10 $15.93 $33,140
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 470 0.17 2.38 $18.66 $38,800
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 450 0.05 0.66 $17.46 $36,310
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 370 0.08 1.13 $16.96 $35,280
Provo-Orem, UT 300 1.17 16.64 $11.20 $23,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.11 1.54 $18.07 $37,590
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 190 0.33 4.68 $19.11 $39,760
Springfield, MA-CT 110 0.32 4.50 $17.12 $35,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.09 1.29 $19.04 $39,610




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)
Provo-Orem, UT 300 1.17 16.64 $11.20 $23,290
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 190 0.33 4.68 $19.11 $39,760
Springfield, MA-CT 110 0.32 4.50 $17.12 $35,620
Portland-South Portland, ME 40 0.19 2.71 $17.58 $36,570
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 470 0.17 2.38 $18.66 $38,800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 520 0.14 2.03 $11.76 $24,470
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.11 1.54 $18.07 $37,590
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.09 1.29 $19.04 $39,610
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 50 0.09 1.28 $16.85 $35,050
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 50 0.08 1.14 $15.34 $31,910




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)
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.04 0.59 $21.30 $44,290
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (8) (8) (8) $20.59 $42,830
Rochester, NY 30 0.06 0.84 $20.07 $41,740
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $19.80 $41,170
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 190 0.33 4.68 $19.11 $39,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 100 0.09 1.29 $19.04 $39,610
Rockford, IL (8) (8) (8) $18.78 $39,060
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 470 0.17 2.38 $18.66 $38,800
St. Louis, MO-IL (8) (8) (8) $18.45 $38,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 210 0.11 1.54 $18.07 $37,590

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)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 5.48 $15.31 $31,840

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)
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 5.48 $15.31 $31,840

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)
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.44 $52,910
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.96 $47,750
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 5.48 $15.31 $31,840
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.72 $28,540


About May 2019 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020