Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

All engineering technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.


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)
74,290 1.6 % $30.80 $64,050 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.68 $22.59 $29.96 $37.78 $46.13
Annual Wage (2) $34,690 $46,990 $62,330 $78,570 $95,960


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,220 0.70 $36.59 $76,110
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 8,370 0.60 $28.26 $58,780
Employment Services 5,080 0.14 $29.70 $61,770
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,970 0.74 $35.92 $74,720
State Government (OES Designation) 3,190 0.15 $25.31 $52,650

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 110 1.37 $36.30 $75,500
Natural Gas Distribution 940 0.83 $31.83 $66,210
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,970 0.74 $35.92 $74,720
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,280 0.71 $34.62 $72,020
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,220 0.70 $36.59 $76,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $40.93 $85,130
Utility System Construction 40 0.01 $40.02 $83,240
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,220 0.70 $36.59 $76,110
Other Pipeline Transportation 110 1.37 $36.30 $75,500
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,970 0.74 $35.92 $74,720


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 9,690 0.61 1.15 $34.05 $70,820
Texas 7,050 0.60 1.13 $30.18 $62,760
Pennsylvania 5,120 0.89 1.68 $27.38 $56,950
Illinois 4,650 0.79 1.49 $30.15 $62,700
Ohio 3,260 0.61 1.15 $26.62 $55,360




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 Mexico 2,120 2.63 4.97 $34.03 $70,780
Maine 800 1.33 2.52 $36.05 $74,980
Wyoming 310 1.14 2.15 $32.35 $67,280
Louisiana 1,770 0.92 1.74 $24.70 $51,380
Hawaii 580 0.92 1.73 $36.81 $76,560




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 310 0.44 0.83 $42.39 $88,160
Maryland 1,700 0.65 1.22 $39.69 $82,550
Rhode Island 160 0.33 0.63 $37.75 $78,510
Hawaii 580 0.92 1.73 $36.81 $76,560
Massachusetts 1,960 0.57 1.07 $36.10 $75,080





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 2,350 0.80 1.51 $30.60 $63,650
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.63 1.18 $29.02 $60,370
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,140 2.90 5.48 $35.74 $74,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,960 0.46 0.88 $34.07 $70,870
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,600 1.15 2.18 $32.54 $67,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,270 1.21 2.29 $38.10 $79,250
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,160 0.61 1.15 $27.41 $57,000
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,120 0.62 1.18 $41.32 $85,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.46 0.87 $29.01 $60,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,090 0.44 0.82 $38.79 $80,680




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 310 7.08 13.38 $41.04 $85,370
Portsmouth, NH-ME 540 5.91 11.17 $39.64 $82,450
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,140 2.90 5.48 $35.74 $74,340
Albuquerque, NM 960 2.51 4.75 $32.96 $68,550
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 280 2.34 4.43 $31.85 $66,240
New Bern, NC 100 2.32 4.38 $34.15 $71,040
Las Cruces, NM 160 2.29 4.33 $26.06 $54,200
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 240 2.29 4.33 $30.03 $62,460
Cedar Rapids, IA 320 2.26 4.27 $24.47 $50,900
Midland, TX 180 2.08 3.94 $31.55 $65,610