Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

17-3022 Civil Engineering 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)
72,150 1.3 % $25.06 $52,120 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.95 $18.35 $24.03 $30.03 $37.26
Annual Wage (2) $31,100 $38,170 $49,980 $62,450 $77,500


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 33,720 2.41 $24.96 $51,920
State Government (OES Designation) 20,240 0.93 $22.36 $46,500
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,300 0.23 $28.83 $59,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 690 0.02 $19.95 $41,500
Nonresidential Building Construction 540 0.07 $27.31 $56,810

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 33,720 2.41 $24.96 $51,920
State Government (OES Designation) 20,240 0.93 $22.36 $46,500
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 410 0.37 $27.00 $56,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,300 0.23 $28.83 $59,970
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 80 0.16 $27.44 $57,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 30 0.02 $38.37 $79,800
Natural Gas Distribution 180 0.16 $30.68 $63,810
Utility System Construction 290 0.06 $29.93 $62,260
Management of Companies and Enterprises 350 0.02 $29.59 $61,540
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 220 0.06 $28.95 $60,220


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)
Texas 11,750 1.00 1.95 $23.70 $49,300
California 8,360 0.52 1.02 $31.84 $66,230
North Carolina 3,250 0.77 1.50 $21.79 $45,320
Florida 2,930 0.36 0.69 $24.54 $51,040
Michigan 2,420 0.57 1.12 $23.18 $48,210




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)
Alaska 520 1.62 3.14 $34.47 $71,710
Wyoming 350 1.26 2.44 $22.30 $46,390
Vermont 370 1.21 2.35 $23.54 $48,960
West Virginia 810 1.17 2.27 $19.79 $41,160
North Dakota 500 1.17 2.27 $24.93 $51,850




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 520 1.62 3.14 $34.47 $71,710
District of Columbia 180 0.26 0.50 $32.75 $68,120
California 8,360 0.52 1.02 $31.84 $66,230
Connecticut 480 0.29 0.56 $31.31 $65,130
Massachusetts 730 0.21 0.41 $31.09 $64,670





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)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,690 0.92 1.78 $27.53 $57,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.43 0.84 $38.17 $79,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,420 0.74 1.45 $29.27 $60,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,240 0.49 0.95 $23.31 $48,480
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,140 1.16 2.26 $26.09 $54,270
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,140 1.18 2.29 $24.99 $51,980
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.45 0.87 $23.82 $49,540
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.17 0.32 $29.51 $61,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.44 0.85 $24.51 $50,990
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,000 0.72 1.40 $28.21 $58,670