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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Excludes "Broadcast Technicians" (27-4012).


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)
128,320 2.1 % $30.91 $64,290 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.99 $23.53 $30.60 $36.93 $45.10
Annual Wage (2) $37,420 $48,940 $63,660 $76,820 $93,810


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)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 19,440 1.37 $30.83 $64,130
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,690 4.63 $29.20 $60,740
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 8,800 2.20 $28.48 $59,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,520 0.37 $40.36 $83,950
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 7,150 0.35 $32.20 $66,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 16,690 4.63 $29.20 $60,740
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 500 2.78 $25.18 $52,360
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,060 2.42 $29.60 $61,570
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 8,800 2.20 $28.48 $59,240
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 3,440 2.14 $30.32 $63,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 50 0.01 $41.64 $86,620
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,520 0.37 $40.36 $83,950
Natural Gas Distribution 450 0.40 $39.15 $81,440
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 $39.09 $81,300
Utility System Construction 130 0.03 $38.09 $79,230


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 22,960 1.38 1.53 $32.46 $67,520
Texas 12,800 1.08 1.20 $31.51 $65,540
Virginia 6,120 1.62 1.79 $33.52 $69,720
New York 5,600 0.61 0.68 $31.02 $64,510
Florida 5,350 0.64 0.71 $28.46 $59,190




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)
Oregon 4,250 2.32 2.58 (8) (8)
Virginia 6,120 1.62 1.79 $33.52 $69,720
New Mexico 1,280 1.60 1.78 $30.15 $62,710
Alaska 500 1.59 1.76 $38.28 $79,620
Rhode Island 740 1.56 1.74 $28.24 $58,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 400 0.56 0.62 $39.48 $82,120
Vermont 290 0.95 1.06 $39.40 $81,960
Alaska 500 1.59 1.76 $38.28 $79,620
Maryland 4,040 1.52 1.68 $35.30 $73,430
Colorado 1,930 0.76 0.84 $34.75 $72,290



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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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,270 4.84 5.38 $30.65 $63,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,780 1.29 1.43 $33.10 $68,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,360 0.76 0.84 $33.44 $69,550
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,320 1.32 1.47 $35.19 $73,200
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,920 2.04 2.27 $33.53 $69,730
Austin-Round Rock, TX 2,910 2.92 3.24 $32.02 $66,610
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,860 0.43 0.48 $34.27 $71,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,400 0.92 1.02 $27.51 $57,220
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,340 0.64 0.71 $34.23 $71,200
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,330 1.44 1.60 $27.70 $57,620


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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 600 13.14 14.60 $42.87 $89,180
Huntsville, AL 1,110 5.02 5.57 $30.20 $62,820
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,270 4.84 5.38 $30.65 $63,750
Las Cruces, NM 310 4.40 4.89 $34.14 $71,010
Lawton, OK 180 4.22 4.69 $31.93 $66,400
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 470 3.56 3.96 $27.89 $58,010
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 360 3.33 3.69 $31.30 $65,110
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 660 3.21 3.56 $29.09 $60,510
Warner Robins, GA 220 3.15 3.50 $33.29 $69,240
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 470 3.12 3.47 $30.86 $64,190


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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)
Salinas, CA 100 0.55 0.62 $43.80 $91,100
California-Lexington Park, MD 600 13.14 14.60 $42.87 $89,180
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 240 1.93 2.14 $41.69 $86,710
Fresno, CA 160 0.43 0.48 $39.89 $82,970
Anchorage, AK 390 2.23 2.48 $39.58 $82,320
Stockton-Lodi, CA 70 0.29 0.33 $39.35 $81,850
New Bern, NC 90 2.05 2.27 $39.31 $81,770
Bakersfield, CA 860 2.85 3.16 $39.22 $81,580
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 790 2.55 2.84 $38.94 $81,000
Fairbanks, AK 50 1.27 1.42 $38.34 $79,750

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)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 700 3.74 4.15 $34.56