Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-9194 Etchers and Engravers

Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers. Photoengravers are included in "Prepress Technicians and Workers" (51-5111).


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)
8,600 6.3 % $16.61 $34,550 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.87 $11.83 $15.06 $19.13 $24.87
Annual Wage (2) $20,520 $24,620 $31,330 $39,790 $51,720


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)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1,620 0.47 $15.01 $31,220
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,240 0.43 $16.89 $35,130
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,150 0.83 $18.39 $38,250
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 740 0.20 $17.32 $36,030
Printing and Related Support Activities 580 0.13 $17.12 $35,620

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,150 0.83 $18.39 $38,250
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1,620 0.47 $15.01 $31,220
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,240 0.43 $16.89 $35,130
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 740 0.20 $17.32 $36,030
Printing and Related Support Activities 580 0.13 $17.12 $35,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 40 0.01 $29.99 $62,370
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) (8) (8) $21.08 $43,850
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 170 0.09 $20.36 $42,340
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 100 0.02 $20.20 $42,020
Foundries 50 0.04 $19.77 $41,130


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)
Texas 1,010 0.08 1.40 $15.76 $32,790
California 730 0.04 0.72 $16.83 $35,000
Minnesota 710 0.25 4.16 $16.24 $33,780
Ohio 630 0.12 1.96 $17.59 $36,580
Massachusetts 620 0.17 2.91 $18.98 $39,470




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)
Rhode Island 120 0.25 4.24 $20.52 $42,690
Minnesota 710 0.25 4.16 $16.24 $33,780
Massachusetts 620 0.17 2.91 $18.98 $39,470
Ohio 630 0.12 1.96 $17.59 $36,580
Wisconsin 300 0.10 1.76 $16.80 $34,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 70 0.03 0.44 $25.03 $52,060
New York 170 0.02 0.31 $22.61 $47,020
Washington 180 0.05 0.91 $21.61 $44,950
Rhode Island 120 0.25 4.24 $20.52 $42,690
Virginia 190 0.05 0.82 $19.76 $41,110





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)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 660 0.34 5.65 $16.41 $34,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 430 0.09 1.55 $14.88 $30,940
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 2.48 $20.12 $41,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 400 0.07 1.10 $16.69 $34,720
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 400 0.11 1.87 $14.85 $30,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.11 1.90 $16.72 $34,770
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 330 0.03 0.58 $16.48 $34,280
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 330 0.32 5.33 $19.11 $39,740
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 180 0.30 5.13 $19.39 $40,340
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 140 0.07 1.13 $12.98 $26,990




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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 40 0.72 12.10 $17.62 $36,640
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 660 0.34 5.65 $16.41 $34,140
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 330 0.32 5.33 $19.11 $39,740
Springfield, MA-CT 100 0.31 5.29 $16.39 $34,090
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 180 0.30 5.13 $19.39 $40,340
Reno, NV 40 0.18 3.08 $11.38 $23,670
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 2.48 $20.12 $41,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 340 0.11 1.90 $16.72 $34,770
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 400 0.11 1.87 $14.85 $30,890
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 60 0.10 1.71 $16.20 $33,690




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 80 0.03 0.45 $22.40 $46,600
St. Louis, MO-IL 70 0.05 0.86 $21.22 $44,140
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 2.48 $20.12 $41,850
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 110 0.09 1.54 $19.94 $41,480
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $19.53 $40,620
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $19.42 $40,400
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 180 0.30 5.13 $19.39 $40,340
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $19.34 $40,220
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 330 0.32 5.33 $19.11 $39,740
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $18.60 $38,690

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 7.17 $18.86 $39,230
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 3.28 $17.28 $35,950

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 7.17 $18.86 $39,230
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 3.28 $17.28 $35,950

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)
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $26.67 $55,470
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.43 7.17 $18.86 $39,230
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 3.28 $17.28 $35,950


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019