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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians

Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.


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)
71,150 1.4 % $26.29 $54,670 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.01 $19.31 $25.28 $31.43 $38.27
Annual Wage (2) $33,290 $40,160 $52,580 $65,370 $79,600


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 33,930 2.34 $26.48 $55,070
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 19,340 0.89 $23.13 $48,120
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,550 0.21 $29.79 $61,960
Nonresidential Building Construction 810 0.10 $28.20 $58,650
Scientific Research and Development Services 610 0.09 $32.42 $67,430

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 33,930 2.34 $26.48 $55,070
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 19,340 0.89 $23.13 $48,120
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 140 0.27 $31.32 $65,140
Natural Gas Distribution 270 0.25 $33.83 $70,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,550 0.21 $29.79 $61,960

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 60 0.04 $35.44 $73,720
Natural Gas Distribution 270 0.25 $33.83 $70,370
Telecommunications (8) (8) $33.75 $70,190
Scientific Research and Development Services 610 0.09 $32.42 $67,430
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 520 0.04 $31.53 $65,590


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 10,230 0.84 1.72 $24.91 $51,810
California 7,830 0.46 0.94 $32.48 $67,550
Florida 3,510 0.41 0.83 $25.12 $52,240
North Carolina 3,190 0.73 1.48 $23.12 $48,090
Pennsylvania 2,410 0.41 0.84 $26.46 $55,040




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)
Alaska 570 1.81 3.69 $34.64 $72,060
Kentucky 2,140 1.13 2.31 $22.51 $46,820
Wyoming 300 1.10 2.25 $23.06 $47,970
North Dakota 460 1.10 2.25 $26.96 $56,070
New Mexico 880 1.09 2.21 $21.82 $45,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 570 1.81 3.69 $34.64 $72,060
Connecticut 470 0.28 0.57 $34.08 $70,880
California 7,830 0.46 0.94 $32.48 $67,550
Washington 1,630 0.50 1.02 $31.84 $66,230
Illinois 1,710 0.29 0.58 $30.37 $63,170





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 3,180 0.52 1.06 $34.55 $71,860
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,300 0.77 1.57 $28.67 $59,630
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,900 0.20 0.41 $30.57 $63,580
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,670 0.47 0.95 $25.50 $53,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,540 0.49 1.00 $28.06 $58,360
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,270 0.65 1.32 $29.91 $62,210
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,200 0.26 0.52 $31.61 $65,740
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,050 1.04 2.11 $28.20 $58,660
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,020 0.99 2.01 $26.32 $54,750
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,000 0.39 0.79 $26.15 $54,400