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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

17-3024 Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.


National estimates for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,590 4.6 % $ 30.71 $ 63,880 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.10 $ 22.92 $ 29.02 $ 36.98 $ 47.15
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,650 $ 47,680 $ 60,360 $ 76,920 $ 98,070


Industry profile for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,800 0.12 $ 29.26 $ 60,860
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,170 0.15 $ 34.12 $ 70,970
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 780 0.11 $ 28.13 $ 58,510
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 670 0.17 $ 30.27 $ 62,960
Building Equipment Contractors 370 0.02 $ 22.44 $ 46,680

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 200 0.23 $ 34.00 $ 70,710
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 290 0.21 $ 27.92 $ 58,070
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 220 0.21 $ 32.32 $ 67,220
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 670 0.17 $ 30.27 $ 62,960
Scientific Research and Development Services 1,170 0.15 $ 34.12 $ 70,970

Top paying industries for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 240 0.06 $ 56.28 $ 117,060
Oil and Gas Extraction (8) (8) $ 48.35 $ 100,560
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 110 (7) $ 44.60 $ 92,760
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 50 0.05 $ 41.94 $ 87,220
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 180 0.04 $ 40.44 $ 84,120


Geographic profile for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

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



Map of employment of electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,510 0.09 1.11 $ 30.54 $ 63,530
Massachusetts 980 0.29 3.51 $ 28.45 $ 59,170
Texas 960 0.08 0.95 $ 33.49 $ 69,650
Michigan 950 0.23 2.85 $ 29.14 $ 60,600
Pennsylvania 730 0.13 1.58 $ 27.33 $ 56,840


Map of location quotient of electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 980 0.29 3.51 $ 28.45 $ 59,170
Utah 410 0.26 3.17 $ 23.11 $ 48,060
Michigan 950 0.23 2.85 $ 29.14 $ 60,600
New Hampshire 110 0.17 2.02 $ 33.15 $ 68,950
Nevada 200 0.15 1.85 $ 34.76 $ 72,310


Map of annual mean wages of electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 210 0.05 0.59 $ 41.10 $ 85,490
Idaho (8) (8) (8) $ 40.18 $ 83,580
Illinois 310 0.06 0.68 $ 39.39 $ 81,930
Virginia 210 0.06 0.68 $ 36.40 $ 75,710
Washington 200 0.06 0.77 $ 35.89 $ 74,640



Map of employment of electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 830 0.32 3.92 $ 28.86 $ 60,030
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 720 0.40 4.85 $ 27.97 $ 58,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 540 0.09 1.15 $ 31.76 $ 66,060
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 380 0.13 1.61 $ 32.02 $ 66,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 280 0.12 1.49 $ 28.13 $ 58,510
Pittsburgh, PA 270 0.26 3.20 $ 26.28 $ 54,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 270 0.03 0.38 $ 34.13 $ 70,990
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.06 0.70 $ 42.27 $ 87,920
Salt Lake City, UT 210 0.29 3.48 $ 26.21 $ 54,510
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 210 0.08 0.96 $ 27.69 $ 57,590


Map of location quotient of electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 60 1.32 15.99 $ 34.18 $ 71,100
New Bedford, MA 50 0.88 10.72 (8) (8)
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 720 0.40 4.85 $ 27.97 $ 58,170
Rochester, NY 180 0.38 4.65 $ 30.00 $ 62,390
Cedar Rapids, IA 50 0.37 4.52 $ 29.91 $ 62,210
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 830 0.32 3.92 $ 28.86 $ 60,030
Salt Lake City, UT 210 0.29 3.48 $ 26.21 $ 54,510
Pittsburgh, PA 270 0.26 3.20 $ 26.28 $ 54,660
Greensboro-High Point, NC 80 0.24 2.88 $ 27.22 $ 56,610
Fort Collins, CO 30 0.21 2.55 $ 33.31 $ 69,280


Map of annual mean wages of electro-mechanical and mechatronics technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.44 $ 47.94 $ 99,720
Midland, TX (8) (8) (8) $ 47.14 $ 98,040
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 240 0.06 0.70 $ 42.27 $ 87,920
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 90 0.07 0.84 $ 38.45 $ 79,970
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 180 0.10 1.17 $ 36.09 $ 75,080
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 180 0.05 0.60 $ 34.79 $ 72,360
California-Lexington Park, MD 60 1.32 15.99 $ 34.18 $ 71,100
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 270 0.03 0.38 $ 34.13 $ 70,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 200 0.19 2.31 $ 33.57 $ 69,830
Fort Collins, CO 30 0.21 2.55 $ 33.31 $ 69,280

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics 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 80 0.41 4.98 $ 47.78 $ 99,380
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.01 $ 27.55 $ 57,310
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.95 11.58 $ 31.11 $ 64,710
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.78 $ 23.05 $ 47,940
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 2.19 $ 27.32 $ 56,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.95 11.58 $ 31.11 $ 64,710
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.41 4.98 $ 47.78 $ 99,380
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 2.19 $ 27.32 $ 56,830
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.01 $ 27.55 $ 57,310
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 1.78 $ 23.05 $ 47,940

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics 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 80 0.41 4.98 $ 47.78 $ 99,380
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.95 11.58 $ 31.11 $ 64,710
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 29.34 $ 61,030
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.01 $ 27.55 $ 57,310
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 40 0.18 2.19 $ 27.32 $ 56,830


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.

(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 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