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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

51-9194 Etchers and Engravers

Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers. Photoengravers are included in “Prepress Technicians and Workers” (51-5111).


National estimates for Etchers and Engravers
Industry profile for Etchers and Engravers
Geographic profile for Etchers and Engravers

National estimates for Etchers and Engravers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Etchers and Engravers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,110 10.6 % $ 17.77 $ 36,970 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Etchers and Engravers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 11.47 $ 14.16 $ 17.59 $ 21.13 $ 23.74
Annual Wage (2) $ 23,860 $ 29,460 $ 36,590 $ 43,950 $ 49,390


Industry profile for Etchers and Engravers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Etchers and Engravers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,090 0.56 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 910 0.33 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 720 0.58 $ 19.49 $ 40,540
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 550 0.12 $ 15.17 $ 31,560
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 390 0.10 $ 20.25 $ 42,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Etchers and Engravers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 720 0.58 $ 19.49 $ 40,540
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,090 0.56 $ 16.42 $ 34,150
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 910 0.33 $ 17.80 $ 37,020
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 550 0.12 $ 15.17 $ 31,560
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 390 0.10 $ 20.25 $ 42,110

Top paying industries for Etchers and Engravers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 230 0.06 $ 22.72 $ 47,270
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only) 100 0.02 $ 21.56 $ 44,850
Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 390 0.10 $ 20.25 $ 42,110
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 50 0.02 $ 20.19 $ 42,000
Specialized Design Services (8) (8) $ 20.19 $ 41,990


Geographic profile for Etchers and Engravers:

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



Map of employment of etchers and engravers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Etchers and Engravers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,040 0.08 1.68 $ 16.17 $ 33,640
California 560 0.03 0.67 $ 19.00 $ 39,520
New York 400 0.05 0.92 $ 17.98 $ 37,400
Indiana 350 0.12 2.30 $ 17.86 $ 37,140
Massachusetts 330 0.10 1.91 $ 20.71 $ 43,070


Map of location quotient of etchers and engravers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Etchers and Engravers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 100 0.35 6.96 $ 21.12 $ 43,920
Utah 310 0.20 4.01 $ 13.90 $ 28,920
Indiana 350 0.12 2.30 $ 17.86 $ 37,140
Montana 50 0.11 2.19 $ 15.21 $ 31,640
Rhode Island 50 0.10 2.07 $ 18.38 $ 38,230


Map of annual mean wages of etchers and engravers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Etchers and Engravers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 30 0.09 1.71 $ 22.37 $ 46,540
Michigan 210 0.05 1.05 $ 21.60 $ 44,940
Arkansas 70 0.05 1.08 $ 21.32 $ 44,340
Washington 140 0.04 0.88 $ 21.22 $ 44,140
Vermont 100 0.35 6.96 $ 21.12 $ 43,920



Map of employment of etchers and engravers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Etchers and Engravers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 320 0.04 0.72 $ 18.00 $ 37,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 260 0.05 0.90 $ 18.28 $ 38,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.12 2.29 $ 18.38 $ 38,220
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 240 0.08 1.62 $ 15.73 $ 32,710
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.08 1.63 $ 20.34 $ 42,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 1.44 $ 20.56 $ 42,770
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 120 0.12 2.41 $ 17.14 $ 35,660
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 110 0.12 2.30 $ 16.89 $ 35,130
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.21 4.12 $ 20.33 $ 42,290
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.06 1.10 $ 22.43 $ 46,650


Map of location quotient of etchers and engravers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Etchers and Engravers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 110 0.21 4.12 $ 20.33 $ 42,290
Fort Wayne, IN 30 0.15 2.92 $ 16.62 $ 34,560
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.14 2.82 $ 19.20 $ 39,940
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 30 0.12 2.46 $ 16.01 $ 33,300
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 120 0.12 2.41 $ 17.14 $ 35,660
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 110 0.12 2.30 $ 16.89 $ 35,130
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 240 0.12 2.29 $ 18.38 $ 38,220
Worcester, MA-CT 30 0.11 2.26 $ 21.13 $ 43,940
Salt Lake City, UT 70 0.10 1.93 $ 17.86 $ 37,160
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.09 1.75 $ 20.43 $ 42,500


Map of annual mean wages of etchers and engravers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Etchers and Engravers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.05 1.02 $ 23.58 $ 49,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 110 0.06 1.10 $ 22.43 $ 46,650
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 30 0.01 0.29 $ 21.54 $ 44,790
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI (8) (8) (8) $ 21.28 $ 44,260
Worcester, MA-CT 30 0.11 2.26 $ 21.13 $ 43,940
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 60 0.02 0.38 $ 20.96 $ 43,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 20.61 $ 42,860
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 1.44 $ 20.56 $ 42,770
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.09 1.75 $ 20.43 $ 42,500
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 210 0.08 1.63 $ 20.34 $ 42,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Etchers and Engravers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 5.19 $ 19.63 $ 40,830
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 4.09 $ 19.96 $ 41,520

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Etchers and Engravers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 5.19 $ 19.63 $ 40,830
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 4.09 $ 19.96 $ 41,520

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Etchers and Engravers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 4.09 $ 19.96 $ 41,520
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 5.19 $ 19.63 $ 40,830


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.

(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