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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
68,870 1.5 % $26.67 $55,480 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.29 $19.51 $25.68 $32.25 $38.77
Annual Wage (2) $33,880 $40,590 $53,410 $67,070 $80,650


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 33,430 2.23 $26.91 $55,970
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 17,380 0.80 $23.26 $48,380
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 11,510 0.21 $30.23 $62,890
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,050 0.13 $28.64 $59,560
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 580 0.04 $30.37 $63,160

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 33,430 2.23 $26.91 $55,970
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 17,380 0.80 $23.26 $48,380
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 120 0.41 $24.63 $51,240
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 160 0.30 $33.37 $69,400
Natural Gas Distribution 280 0.26 $34.05 $70,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 80 0.08 $45.65 $94,950
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 100 (7) $37.39 $77,770
Telecommunications (8) (8) $34.71 $72,200
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 130 0.03 $34.37 $71,480
Oil and Gas Extraction 50 0.04 $34.36 $71,460


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 8,050 0.46 0.99 $32.35 $67,300
Texas 7,390 0.59 1.27 $23.68 $49,250
Florida 3,370 0.38 0.82 $24.52 $51,010
North Carolina 3,010 0.68 1.44 $24.66 $51,300
Illinois 2,910 0.48 1.03 $30.37 $63,170




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)
North Dakota 490 1.16 2.47 $27.97 $58,170
New Mexico 950 1.16 2.47 $22.32 $46,430
Kentucky 1,940 1.02 2.18 $22.65 $47,110
Wyoming 270 0.99 2.11 $22.99 $47,810
West Virginia 690 0.98 2.08 $23.39 $48,660




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 170 0.23 0.49 $41.26 $85,830
Connecticut 350 0.21 0.44 $33.81 $70,330
California 8,050 0.46 0.99 $32.35 $67,300
Washington 1,590 0.48 1.02 $32.11 $66,780
Alaska 270 0.86 1.83 $31.43 $65,380





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 3,150 0.50 1.08 $34.27 $71,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,010 0.66 1.40 $28.20 $58,650
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,820 0.19 0.40 $29.37 $61,090
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,570 0.34 0.72 $31.83 $66,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,530 0.48 1.03 $30.79 $64,050
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,430 0.72 1.54 $32.17 $66,900
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,260 0.35 0.74 $25.08 $52,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,200 0.56 1.20 $26.51 $55,140
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,180 0.45 0.95 $25.03 $52,070
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 980 0.66 1.40 $25.30 $52,630