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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
83,360 1.5 % $31.60 $65,720 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.36 $22.84 $30.38 $38.79 $47.46
Annual Wage (2) $36,120 $47,500 $63,200 $80,670 $98,720


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 14,080 0.97 $28.40 $59,080
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,040 0.70 $38.43 $79,920
Scientific Research and Development Services 5,140 0.76 $35.15 $73,120
Employment Services 4,370 0.12 $31.07 $64,630
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,340 0.15 $25.72 $53,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,140 1.38 $30.20 $62,810
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 210 0.99 $25.90 $53,860
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 14,080 0.97 $28.40 $59,080
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 90 0.86 $37.33 $77,650
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 3,120 0.77 $30.72 $63,900

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 340 0.31 $43.16 $89,760
Other Pipeline Transportation 30 0.35 $39.69 $82,560
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,040 0.70 $38.43 $79,920
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 530 0.47 $37.99 $79,020
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 90 0.86 $37.33 $77,650


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 11,280 0.66 1.15 $34.34 $71,420
Texas 7,580 0.63 1.09 $32.03 $66,630
Illinois 6,320 1.05 1.83 $30.66 $63,760
Pennsylvania 5,040 0.86 1.50 $27.50 $57,210
Virginia 3,580 0.93 1.62 $37.15 $77,280




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 1,940 2.39 4.15 $37.58 $78,160
North Dakota 770 1.86 3.23 $36.07 $75,030
Alaska 480 1.52 2.64 $34.54 $71,850
Maine 780 1.29 2.23 $38.30 $79,670
Louisiana 2,310 1.21 2.10 $28.81 $59,930




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 290 0.41 0.71 $44.52 $92,600
Maryland 2,170 0.81 1.40 $40.76 $84,790
Maine 780 1.29 2.23 $38.30 $79,670
New Mexico 1,940 2.39 4.15 $37.58 $78,160
Virginia 3,580 0.93 1.62 $37.15 $77,280





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 4,080 0.88 1.53 $30.95 $64,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,890 0.47 0.82 $33.13 $68,920
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,470 3.27 5.68 $36.76 $76,450
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,320 0.78 1.35 $33.92 $70,560
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,080 1.42 2.46 $34.76 $72,300
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,740 0.18 0.32 $34.58 $71,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,690 0.82 1.42 $28.69 $59,680
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,660 0.46 0.81 $31.84 $66,230
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,640 0.83 1.44 $32.94 $68,520
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,530 0.56 0.97 $32.49 $67,590