Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

51-9194 Etchers and Engravers

Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials for identification or decorative purposes. Include such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers. Include photoengravers with "Prepress Technicians and Workers" (51-5022).

National estimates for this occupation
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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)
9,130 4.6 % $12.15 $25,270 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.10 $8.61 $10.79 $13.87 $18.58
Annual Wage (2) $14,780 $17,900 $22,450 $28,840 $38,640

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 1,550 $12.27 $25,520 1 12
Other miscellaneous store retailers 1,200 $10.55 $21,940 2 21
Printing and related support activities 1,120 $15.34 $31,910 3 4
Coating, engraving, and heat treating metals 470 $12.47 $25,940 4 11
Plastics product manufacturing 430 $10.16 $21,130 5 23

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Misc. nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 30 $17.90 $37,230 30 1
Industrial machinery manufacturing 70 $17.56 $36,520 22 2
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 240 $17.33 $36,050 9 3
Printing and related support activities 1,120 $15.34 $31,910 3 4
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 210 $14.79 $30,760 10 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Hawaii 250 $8.90 $18,520 0.045% 467
Rhode Island 210 $13.18 $27,420 0.044% 360
South Dakota 70 $10.27 $21,350 0.019% 383
Connecticut 300 $10.36 $21,540 0.018% 544
Vermont 40 $12.54 $26,080 0.014% 344

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Illinois 340 $16.56 $34,450 0.006% 371
Minnesota 200 $16.05 $33,390 0.008% 386
Virginia 170 $15.49 $32,230 0.005% 352
Maryland 110 $15.37 $31,960 0.005% 382
Nevada 40 $14.85 $30,880 0.004% 362

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Honolulu, HI MSA 250 $8.90 $18,510 0.062%
Clarksville-Hopkinsville, TN-KY MSA 30 $16.66 $34,660 0.046%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 70 $11.82 $24,580 0.038%
Green Bay, WI MSA 50 $15.99 $33,250 0.035%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 180 $14.58 $30,330 0.028%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 120 $23.83 $49,560 0.004%
Chicago, IL PMSA 270 $18.09 $37,630 0.007%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI MSA 150 $17.33 $36,050 0.009%
Clarksville-Hopkinsville, TN-KY MSA 30 $16.66 $34,660 0.046%
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA PMSA 120 $16.51 $34,340 0.003%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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.

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Last Modified Date: November 26, 2003

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