Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
126,950 1.6 % $31.27 $65,050 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.32 $23.86 $30.93 $37.34 $45.74
Annual Wage (2) $38,110 $49,630 $64,330 $77,660 $95,140


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 19,450 1.34 $30.46 $63,350
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 15,530 4.24 $29.94 $62,270
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 8,360 2.06 $29.19 $60,710
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,450 0.37 $41.32 $85,950
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 6,980 0.33 $31.95 $66,450

Industries with the highest concentration 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 15,530 4.24 $29.94 $62,270
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 2,500 3.03 $28.29 $58,840
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 8,360 2.06 $29.19 $60,710
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 3,130 2.00 $28.44 $59,150
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 2,340 1.66 $26.94 $56,030

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,450 0.37 $41.32 $85,950
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 80 0.02 $39.71 $82,600
Cable and Other Subscription Programming 80 0.15 $39.58 $82,340
Natural Gas Distribution 380 0.34 $39.12 $81,370
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 80 0.08 $38.18 $79,410


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 22,990 1.35 1.54 $32.55 $67,700
Texas 12,110 1.00 1.14 $32.63 $67,870
Florida 6,350 0.74 0.84 $28.12 $58,500
New York 6,060 0.65 0.74 $31.40 $65,310
Virginia 5,790 1.51 1.72 $34.02 $70,750




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)
Oregon 3,460 1.84 2.09 $30.87 $64,220
Virginia 5,790 1.51 1.72 $34.02 $70,750
New Mexico 1,230 1.51 1.72 $31.08 $64,650
Alaska 480 1.51 1.72 $39.79 $82,770
Idaho 1,020 1.45 1.65 $27.55 $57,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 300 0.97 1.11 $40.16 $83,540
District of Columbia 420 0.59 0.68 $40.06 $83,330
Alaska 480 1.51 1.72 $39.79 $82,770
Wyoming 140 0.52 0.59 $35.82 $74,500
Washington 2,300 0.70 0.80 $35.01 $72,820





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 5,710 0.93 1.06 $30.70 $63,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,470 4.89 5.58 $32.14 $66,850
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,740 0.50 0.57 $34.12 $70,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,560 1.14 1.30 $35.45 $73,740
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 3,420 1.24 1.41 $31.92 $66,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,140 1.30 1.48 $32.05 $66,660
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,130 2.14 2.44 $34.42 $71,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,120 2.62 2.98 $31.32 $65,150
Austin-Round Rock, TX 3,080 3.00 3.42 $32.40 $67,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,010 1.01 1.15 $33.08 $68,800