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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

17-3024 Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.


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)
14,290 3.9 % $29.53 $61,420 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.56 $21.82 $28.05 $35.87 $44.93
Annual Wage (2) $36,520 $45,390 $58,350 $74,600 $93,450


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 1,670 0.11 $28.78 $59,860
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 1,340 0.18 $26.65 $55,420
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,080 0.15 $36.27 $75,450
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,040 0.26 $28.33 $58,930
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 950 0.26 $26.40 $54,910

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 350 0.38 $28.59 $59,460
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 280 0.28 $31.56 $65,650
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,040 0.26 $28.33 $58,930
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 950 0.26 $26.40 $54,910
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 140 0.18 $24.62 $51,200

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 550 0.14 $42.21 $87,800
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 210 0.04 $39.64 $82,440
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 80 (7) $38.93 $80,980
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,080 0.15 $36.27 $75,450
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $34.58 $71,920


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 2,370 0.14 1.40 $29.98 $62,360
Texas 1,910 0.15 1.58 $27.28 $56,750
Massachusetts 1,070 0.30 3.05 $28.87 $60,050
Pennsylvania 690 0.12 1.20 $25.69 $53,440
Virginia 620 0.16 1.64 $27.39 $56,970




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)
Massachusetts 1,070 0.30 3.05 $28.87 $60,050
Wyoming 70 0.26 2.69 $31.56 $65,650
New Hampshire 130 0.20 2.06 $30.75 $63,960
Maryland 540 0.20 2.04 $34.01 $70,740
Louisiana 370 0.19 1.97 $30.34 $63,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 320 0.07 0.73 $37.11 $77,180
Washington 230 0.07 0.71 $36.96 $76,880
Maryland 540 0.20 2.04 $34.01 $70,740
Illinois 480 0.08 0.81 $33.98 $70,680
Colorado 180 0.07 0.67 $33.74 $70,180





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 1,070 0.17 1.77 $30.47 $63,390
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 960 0.34 3.53 $29.26 $60,860
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 800 0.22 2.26 $26.78 $55,690
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.44 4.53 $26.36 $54,830
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.19 1.96 $28.90 $60,110
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 340 0.45 4.67 $25.15 $52,310
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 300 0.10 0.98 $32.59 $67,780
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 290 0.06 0.64 $36.68 $76,300
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 240 0.10 0.99 $29.42 $61,190
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 220 0.02 0.24 $32.67 $67,950




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 190 4.02 41.27 $38.65 $80,390
New Bedford, MA 50 0.69 7.04 $32.63 $67,870
Lafayette, LA 130 0.64 6.54 $28.11 $58,460
Cedar Rapids, IA 70 0.50 5.13 $27.87 $57,970
Fargo, ND-MN 70 0.48 4.97 $27.73 $57,670
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 340 0.45 4.67 $25.15 $52,310
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 500 0.44 4.53 $26.36 $54,830
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 960 0.34 3.53 $29.26 $60,860
Fort Collins, CO 60 0.34 3.46 $32.99 $68,630
Rockford, IL 40 0.28 2.83 (8) (8)




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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 160 0.08 0.81 $38.65 $80,390
California-Lexington Park, MD 190 4.02 41.27 $38.65 $80,390
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 290 0.06 0.64 $36.68 $76,300
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 80 0.06 0.57 $36.21 $75,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 120 0.04 0.45 $33.74 $70,190
Fort Collins, CO 60 0.34 3.46 $32.99 $68,630
Midland, TX (8) (8) (8) $32.78 $68,170
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 220 0.02 0.24 $32.67 $67,950
New Bedford, MA 50 0.69 7.04 $32.63 $67,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 300 0.10 0.98 $32.59 $67,780

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 6.56 $22.62 $47,050
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 3.83 (8) (8)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.39 $23.18 $48,210

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)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 6.56 $22.62 $47,050
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 3.83 (8) (8)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.39 $23.18 $48,210

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $27.06 $56,280
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.59 $53,230
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.75 $49,400
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.39 $23.18 $48,210
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 120 0.64 6.56 $22.62 $47,050


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.

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

(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