Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Excludes "Broadcast Technicians" (27-4012).


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)
134,870 2.4 % $30.27 $62,950 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.72 $22.99 $29.90 $36.29 $44.06
Annual Wage (2) $36,850 $47,810 $62,190 $75,480 $91,640


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)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 19,670 5.32 $28.38 $59,040
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 19,550 1.40 $30.15 $62,700
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 9,110 2.33 $27.88 $57,990
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,510 0.37 $39.39 $81,930
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 6,270 0.32 $32.20 $66,990

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media 860 5.67 $30.75 $63,960
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 19,670 5.32 $28.38 $59,040
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 630 3.32 $26.84 $55,820
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,450 2.81 $28.81 $59,930
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 4,660 2.77 $31.80 $66,150

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonresidential Building Construction 130 0.02 $42.90 $89,230
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 40 0.01 $39.74 $82,650
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,510 0.37 $39.39 $81,930
Natural Gas Distribution 370 0.33 $37.62 $78,250
Other Pipeline Transportation 40 0.48 $36.36 $75,630


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 24,250 1.52 1.58 $32.29 $67,170
Texas 15,370 1.31 1.36 $30.01 $62,430
New York 5,880 0.65 0.67 $30.58 $63,620
Virginia 5,720 1.52 1.58 $32.78 $68,190
Florida 5,400 0.66 0.68 $26.90 $55,960




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)
New Hampshire 1,090 1.68 1.75 $27.30 $56,790
New Mexico 1,300 1.62 1.68 $29.33 $61,000
Virginia 5,720 1.52 1.58 $32.78 $68,190
California 24,250 1.52 1.58 $32.29 $67,170
Rhode Island 720 1.51 1.57 $29.30 $60,940




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 490 1.51 1.58 $38.53 $80,150
Vermont 320 1.07 1.11 $37.93 $78,900
District of Columbia 340 0.49 0.51 $37.23 $77,450
Hawaii 550 0.86 0.90 $34.33 $71,400
Maryland 3,940 1.49 1.55 $33.65 $70,000





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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,750 6.46 6.73 $32.12 $66,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,900 1.67 1.74 $31.33 $65,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,780 1.55 1.62 $29.13 $60,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,550 0.84 0.88 $31.38 $65,260
Austin-Round Rock, TX 3,000 3.11 3.24 $29.23 $60,810
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,920 1.17 1.22 $35.34 $73,500
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,910 2.10 2.18 $32.13 $66,830
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,760 0.42 0.44 $34.23 $71,210
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,750 1.53 1.59 $33.36 $69,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,640 1.04 1.08 $27.43 $57,050