Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
8,620 5.2 % $16.28 $33,860 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.05 $11.95 $14.85 $18.56 $23.51
Annual Wage (2) $20,910 $24,870 $30,890 $38,600 $48,910


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 1,690 0.51 $15.02 $31,240
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,260 0.45 $15.68 $32,620
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,120 0.83 $18.69 $38,870
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 610 0.17 $16.83 $35,000
Printing and Related Support Activities 580 0.13 $18.04 $37,530

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 1,120 0.83 $18.69 $38,870
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1,690 0.51 $15.02 $31,240
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,260 0.45 $15.68 $32,620
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 610 0.17 $16.83 $35,000
Printing and Related Support Activities 580 0.13 $18.04 $37,530

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 50 0.01 $26.18 $54,460
Specialized Design Services 60 0.04 $21.12 $43,930
Foundries 40 0.03 $19.05 $39,620
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 170 0.09 $18.87 $39,240
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,120 0.83 $18.69 $38,870


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 1,070 0.09 1.49 $15.35 $31,920
California 660 0.04 0.66 $16.53 $34,390
Illinois 550 0.09 1.54 $14.80 $30,790
Ohio 490 0.09 1.52 $17.72 $36,850
Massachusetts 450 0.13 2.12 $18.48 $38,440




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 90 0.18 2.99 $18.00 $37,450
Minnesota 440 0.15 2.54 $16.01 $33,310
Kentucky 290 0.15 2.51 $15.16 $31,530
North Dakota 60 0.14 2.35 $14.73 $30,640
Mississippi 150 0.13 2.22 $15.47 $32,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 50 0.02 0.33 $29.40 $61,160
Washington 80 0.02 0.41 $23.63 $49,150
Virginia 230 0.06 0.99 $19.21 $39,960
Massachusetts 450 0.13 2.12 $18.48 $38,440
New York 250 0.03 0.45 $18.45 $38,370



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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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.18 2.95 $14.08 $29,280
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 430 0.22 3.64 $15.84 $32,940
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 1.44 $15.66 $32,580
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 290 0.28 4.71 $18.46 $38,400
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 260 0.14 2.35 $19.00 $39,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 240 0.08 1.37 $18.15 $37,750
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.14 2.25 $15.16 $31,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.60 $18.66 $38,810
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 2.24 $18.39 $38,250
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.32 $19.21 $39,960


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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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 40 0.74 12.22 $16.17 $33,640
Reno, NV 60 0.29 4.76 $12.05 $25,070
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 290 0.28 4.71 $18.46 $38,400
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.25 4.09 $16.52 $34,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 430 0.22 3.64 $15.84 $32,940
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.18 3.02 $16.63 $34,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 440 0.18 2.95 $14.08 $29,280
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 100 0.17 2.86 $18.24 $37,940
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 260 0.14 2.35 $19.00 $39,520
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 2.24 $18.39 $38,250


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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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $22.55 $46,910
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) $20.39 $42,410
Richmond, VA 60 0.09 1.56 $19.30 $40,140
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.02 0.32 $19.21 $39,960
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 260 0.14 2.35 $19.00 $39,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.60 $18.66 $38,810
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $18.55 $38,590
St. Louis, MO-IL 90 0.07 1.11 $18.46 $38,410
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 290 0.28 4.71 $18.46 $38,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 160 0.14 2.24 $18.39 $38,250

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 70 0.34 5.68 $18.47 $38,420
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 3.48 $15.05 $31,310

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 70 0.34 5.68 $18.47 $38,420
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 3.48 $15.05 $31,310

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)
Hill Country Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.34 5.68 $18.47 $38,420
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.78 $34,900
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $15.69 $32,640
Northern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 3.48 $15.05 $31,310


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.

(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 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