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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

17-3022 Civil Engineering Technologists and 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 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
64,170 1.9 % $ 27.89 $ 58,000 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.57 $ 20.25 $ 28.04 $ 35.23 $ 38.29
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,550 $ 42,110 $ 58,320 $ 73,280 $ 79,650


Industry profile for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 28,610 1.89 $ 27.57 $ 57,340
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 17,560 0.80 $ 24.22 $ 50,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 12,260 0.23 $ 31.26 $ 65,020
Nonresidential Building Construction 580 0.08 $ 28.16 $ 58,570
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 450 0.02 $ 25.48 $ 53,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 28,610 1.89 $ 27.57 $ 57,340
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 200 1.78 $ 67.31 $ 140,000
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 17,560 0.80 $ 24.22 $ 50,370
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 140 0.45 $ 31.08 $ 64,640
Oil and Gas Extraction 300 0.29 $ 47.87 $ 99,580

Top paying industries for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 200 1.78 $ 67.31 $ 140,000
Oil and Gas Extraction 300 0.29 $ 47.87 $ 99,580
Management of Companies and Enterprises 130 0.01 $ 44.65 $ 92,870
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 70 0.14 $ 42.13 $ 87,620
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 90 (7) $ 40.05 $ 83,300


Geographic profile for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

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



Map of employment of civil engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 9,150 0.75 1.64 $ 25.33 $ 52,690
California 6,020 0.36 0.80 $ 35.59 $ 74,020
Florida 3,010 0.35 0.77 $ 26.21 $ 54,510
Illinois 2,780 0.50 1.09 $ 31.24 $ 64,970
North Carolina 2,580 0.58 1.28 $ 26.58 $ 55,280


Map of location quotient of civil engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 2,370 1.29 2.83 $ 22.59 $ 46,980
West Virginia 760 1.16 2.55 $ 26.88 $ 55,910
Wyoming 300 1.15 2.52 $ 23.23 $ 48,320
North Dakota 410 1.03 2.27 $ 29.82 $ 62,030
New Mexico 760 0.98 2.16 $ 24.53 $ 51,020


Map of annual mean wages of civil engineering technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 240 0.83 1.82 $ 35.89 $ 74,640
California 6,020 0.36 0.80 $ 35.59 $ 74,020
Louisiana 600 0.33 0.73 $ 35.47 $ 73,780
Connecticut 260 0.17 0.36 $ 34.84 $ 72,460
Oregon 1,060 0.58 1.28 $ 33.88 $ 70,480



Map of employment of civil engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,320 0.80 1.76 $ 29.24 $ 60,830
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,740 0.20 0.44 $ 30.80 $ 64,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,720 0.30 0.66 $ 36.84 $ 76,630
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,550 0.43 0.95 $ 27.41 $ 57,010
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,340 0.32 0.70 $ 33.89 $ 70,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,250 0.68 1.50 $ 34.61 $ 71,980
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,190 0.45 0.98 $ 26.92 $ 55,990
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,030 1.02 2.23 $ 25.68 $ 53,410
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 910 0.37 0.81 $ 26.53 $ 55,190
St. Louis, MO-IL 890 0.70 1.53 $ 25.25 $ 52,510


Map of location quotient of civil engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ames, IA 120 2.78 6.10 $ 30.61 $ 63,670
Springfield, IL 260 2.70 5.93 $ 31.25 $ 65,010
Santa Fe, NM 150 2.64 5.79 $ 24.71 $ 51,400
Charleston, WV 240 2.37 5.21 $ 27.76 $ 57,730
Dover, DE 140 2.16 4.74 $ 22.35 $ 46,480
Bismarck, ND 150 2.10 4.61 $ 29.52 $ 61,400
Montgomery, AL 310 2.03 4.45 $ 23.30 $ 48,460
Cheyenne, WY 80 1.71 3.76 $ 22.96 $ 47,750
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 80 1.62 3.57 $ 31.14 $ 64,780
Topeka, KS 170 1.61 3.52 $ 23.09 $ 48,040


Map of annual mean wages of civil engineering technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 590 0.26 0.58 $ 44.32 $ 92,190
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.26 0.56 $ 40.02 $ 83,250
Baton Rouge, LA 160 0.43 0.94 $ 39.11 $ 81,340
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 320 0.30 0.66 $ 39.06 $ 81,240
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 40 0.12 0.25 $ 37.85 $ 78,730
Anchorage, AK 160 0.96 2.11 $ 37.61 $ 78,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,720 0.30 0.66 $ 36.84 $ 76,630
Modesto, CA 50 0.27 0.59 $ 36.75 $ 76,440
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 590 0.31 0.68 $ 36.74 $ 76,410
Midland, TX 100 1.06 2.33 $ 36.72 $ 76,380

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 570 3.12 6.84 $ 20.34 $ 42,300
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 440 4.64 10.18 $ 21.69 $ 45,120
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 380 2.20 4.82 $ 22.37 $ 46,520
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 370 1.38 3.03 $ 19.29 $ 40,110
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 330 1.75 3.84 $ 19.29 $ 40,120

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 440 4.64 10.18 $ 21.69 $ 45,120
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 570 3.12 6.84 $ 20.34 $ 42,300
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 380 2.20 4.82 $ 22.37 $ 46,520
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 260 2.06 4.53 $ 19.31 $ 40,160
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 280 1.92 4.22 $ 22.40 $ 46,580

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Sierra-Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 1.86 $ 34.22 $ 71,170
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 1.67 $ 33.98 $ 70,680
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 40 0.42 0.92 $ 33.32 $ 69,300
Coast Oregon nonmetropolitan area 100 0.90 1.98 $ 33.06 $ 68,760
North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 1.13 $ 32.35 $ 67,290


About May 2021 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022