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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

17-3028 Calibration Technologists and Technicians

Execute or adapt procedures and techniques for calibrating measurement devices, by applying knowledge of measurement science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and electronics, sometimes under the direction of engineering staff. Determine measurement standard suitability for calibrating measurement devices. May perform preventive maintenance on equipment. May perform corrective actions to address identified calibration problems. Excludes “Medical Equipment Preparers” (31-9093) and “Timing Device Assemblers and Adjusters” (51-2061).


National estimates for Calibration Technologists and Technicians
Industry profile for Calibration Technologists and Technicians
Geographic profile for Calibration Technologists and Technicians

National estimates for Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,500 4.9 % $ 30.19 $ 62,800 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 17.76 $ 22.65 $ 29.01 $ 36.98 $ 46.07
Annual Wage (2) $ 36,930 $ 47,110 $ 60,340 $ 76,920 $ 95,820


Industry profile for Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,460 0.16 $ 25.85 $ 53,760
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 860 0.84 $ 29.41 $ 61,170
Scientific Research and Development Services 420 0.05 $ 33.45 $ 69,580
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 380 0.08 $ 34.32 $ 71,390
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 280 0.07 $ 29.86 $ 62,110

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 860 0.84 $ 29.41 $ 61,170
Other Pipeline Transportation 50 0.66 $ 46.10 $ 95,890
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 150 0.50 $ 41.77 $ 86,890
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 2,460 0.16 $ 25.85 $ 53,760
Oil and Gas Extraction 130 0.12 $ 54.27 $ 112,870

Top paying industries for Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 130 0.12 $ 54.27 $ 112,870
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil (8) (8) $ 48.67 $ 101,230
Other Pipeline Transportation 50 0.66 $ 46.10 $ 95,890
Natural Gas Distribution 30 0.03 $ 43.69 $ 90,880
Metal Ore Mining 40 0.10 $ 43.30 $ 90,070


Geographic profile for Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

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



Map of employment of calibration technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,680 0.14 2.27 $ 28.71 $ 59,720
California 680 0.04 0.68 $ 31.31 $ 65,120
Indiana 550 0.18 3.06 $ 27.51 $ 57,220
Florida 450 0.05 0.86 $ 27.41 $ 57,020
Michigan 430 0.11 1.77 $ 27.47 $ 57,130


Map of location quotient of calibration technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 90 0.30 4.90 (8) (8)
Indiana 550 0.18 3.06 $ 27.51 $ 57,220
New Mexico 130 0.16 2.68 $ 26.84 $ 55,830
Utah 240 0.15 2.56 $ 33.13 $ 68,920
Texas 1,680 0.14 2.27 $ 28.71 $ 59,720


Map of annual mean wages of calibration technologists and technicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 250 0.09 1.57 $ 39.97 $ 83,130
Oregon 80 0.05 0.76 $ 35.32 $ 73,470
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.57 $ 34.65 $ 72,080
Arizona 120 0.04 0.69 $ 34.19 $ 71,120
Oklahoma 160 0.10 1.70 $ 33.54 $ 69,770



Map of employment of calibration technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 790 0.27 4.51 $ 27.83 $ 57,890
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 280 0.08 1.29 $ 27.56 $ 57,320
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 260 0.14 2.36 $ 28.40 $ 59,080
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 220 0.05 0.85 $ 31.01 $ 64,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.63 $ 29.37 $ 61,090
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.10 1.58 $ 33.19 $ 69,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 150 0.06 0.97 $ 31.76 $ 66,050
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.06 0.93 $ 30.15 $ 62,710
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 140 0.02 0.26 $ 35.58 $ 74,010
Raleigh, NC 120 0.20 3.26 $ 25.34 $ 52,700


Map of location quotient of calibration technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fort Wayne, IN 110 0.55 9.06 $ 30.10 $ 62,610
Odessa, TX 30 0.50 8.26 $ 31.00 $ 64,490
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 120 0.46 7.63 $ 33.65 $ 69,990
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 50 0.36 6.02 $ 24.05 $ 50,030
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.36 5.99 $ 37.08 $ 77,130
Midland, TX 30 0.32 5.36 $ 38.94 $ 80,990
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 100 0.30 5.05 $ 24.40 $ 50,740
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 790 0.27 4.51 $ 27.83 $ 57,890
Corpus Christi, TX 50 0.26 4.26 $ 34.50 $ 71,750
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 100 0.24 4.03 $ 30.83 $ 64,130


Map of annual mean wages of calibration technologists and technicians by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 100 0.07 1.16 $ 44.33 $ 92,210
Boulder, CO 40 0.24 3.93 $ 41.32 $ 85,940
Midland, TX 30 0.32 5.36 $ 38.94 $ 80,990
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.08 1.33 $ 38.06 $ 79,170
Colorado Springs, CO 40 0.13 2.18 $ 37.81 $ 78,630
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 50 0.36 5.99 $ 37.08 $ 77,130
Columbus, OH 30 0.03 0.51 $ 36.37 $ 75,640
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.04 0.58 $ 36.05 $ 74,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 70 0.02 0.39 $ 35.65 $ 74,150
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 140 0.02 0.26 $ 35.58 $ 74,010

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Calibration 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 50 0.26 4.34 $ 36.51 $ 75,930
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 3.54 $ 30.27 $ 62,960
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 4.84 $ 28.94 $ 60,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Calibration Technologists and Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 4.84 $ 28.94 $ 60,200
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 4.34 $ 36.51 $ 75,930
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 3.54 $ 30.27 $ 62,960

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Calibration 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 50 0.26 4.34 $ 36.51 $ 75,930
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 3.54 $ 30.27 $ 62,960
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 4.84 $ 28.94 $ 60,200


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