Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
76,630 1.4 % $31.03 $64,550 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.84 $22.51 $29.92 $38.12 $46.77
Annual Wage (2) $35,030 $46,810 $62,230 $79,290 $97,270


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) 14,180 0.70 $37.56 $78,120
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 10,820 0.76 $28.29 $58,840
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,660 0.72 $36.59 $76,110
Employment Services 3,820 0.11 $29.40 $61,160
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 2,660 0.66 $29.46 $61,280

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 130 1.59 $37.69 $78,400
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 1,110 1.38 $29.46 $61,270
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 10,820 0.76 $28.29 $58,840
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 660 0.74 $27.18 $56,540
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,660 0.72 $36.59 $76,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 60 0.47 $39.81 $82,810
Natural Gas Distribution 350 0.31 $39.68 $82,540
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 530 0.47 $37.73 $78,470
Other Pipeline Transportation 130 1.59 $37.69 $78,400
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,180 0.70 $37.56 $78,120


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 10,520 0.63 1.17 $33.60 $69,880
Texas 6,780 0.57 1.06 $30.30 $63,020
Illinois 5,550 0.94 1.74 $30.41 $63,250
Pennsylvania 5,130 0.89 1.65 $26.56 $55,250
Virginia 3,290 0.87 1.61 $37.06 $77,090




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 1,980 2.47 4.60 $35.92 $74,720
Maine 820 1.36 2.54 $36.65 $76,230
Alaska 410 1.28 2.39 $33.74 $70,180
North Dakota 400 0.96 1.79 $36.83 $76,600
Illinois 5,550 0.94 1.74 $30.41 $63,250




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 320 0.46 0.85 $43.34 $90,150
Maryland 1,730 0.65 1.21 $39.49 $82,130
Virginia 3,290 0.87 1.61 $37.06 $77,090
North Dakota 400 0.96 1.79 $36.83 $76,600
Maine 820 1.36 2.54 $36.65 $76,230



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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-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,730 0.74 1.39 $29.71 $61,790
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,090 2.81 5.22 $37.15 $77,270
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,050 0.70 1.30 $31.36 $65,220
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,990 1.39 2.58 $33.53 $69,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.42 0.78 $35.80 $74,460
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,500 0.81 1.52 $40.47 $84,180
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,460 0.74 1.38 $29.08 $60,490
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,250 0.65 1.20 $27.81 $57,850
Pittsburgh, PA 1,140 1.00 1.87 $28.29 $58,840
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.45 0.84 $26.69 $55,510


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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)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 970 11.14 20.72 $40.99 $85,260
California-Lexington Park, MD 310 6.90 12.84 $41.90 $87,160
Portsmouth, NH-ME 550 5.96 11.09 $40.79 $84,840
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 330 2.82 5.24 $32.35 $67,290
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,090 2.81 5.22 $37.15 $77,270
Danville, IL 70 2.65 4.93 $25.03 $52,060
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 640 2.39 4.45 $30.19 $62,800
Albuquerque, NM 870 2.29 4.26 $34.75 $72,270
Carbondale-Marion, IL 100 1.92 3.57 $30.83 $64,130
Bakersfield, CA 570 1.89 3.51 $40.61 $84,460


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bismarck, ND 70 0.98 1.82 $44.46 $92,470
California-Lexington Park, MD 310 6.90 12.84 $41.90 $87,160
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 970 11.14 20.72 $40.99 $85,260
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 660 0.49 0.90 $40.97 $85,210
Portsmouth, NH-ME 550 5.96 11.09 $40.79 $84,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.42 0.78 $40.64 $84,520
Bakersfield, CA 570 1.89 3.51 $40.61 $84,460
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,500 0.81 1.52 $40.47 $84,180
Bloomington, IL 40 0.49 0.91 $38.51 $80,100
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 400 0.34 0.64 $38.35 $79,760

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 700 43.90 81.66 $41.49 $86,310
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 350 1.86 3.47 $32.46 $67,520
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 340 2.82 5.24 $30.45 $63,340
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 330 2.08 3.87 $21.29 $44,280
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 280 2.69 5.00 $14.38 $29,900

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 700 43.90 81.66 $41.49 $86,310
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 4.39 8.16 $48.41 $100,700
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 190 3.12 5.81 $37.42 $77,820
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 340 2.82 5.24 $30.45 $63,340
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 280 2.69 5.00 $14.38 $29,900

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 220 4.39 8.16 $48.41 $100,700
Los Alamos County, New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 700 43.90 81.66 $41.49 $86,310
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 60 1.20 2.24 $38.05 $79,140
Far West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 190 3.12 5.81 $37.42 $77,820
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.45 $36.31 $75,530


About May 2017 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.

(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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018