Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

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
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
8,800 4.9 % $11.94 $24,840 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.10 $8.46 $10.69 $13.85 $18.26
Annual Wage (2) $14,770 $17,600 $22,240 $28,820 $37,990

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 1,480 $12.17 $25,320 1 13
Other miscellaneous store retailers 1,370 $10.59 $22,020 2 22
Printing and related support activities 890 $12.63 $26,260 3 12
Coating, engraving, and heat treating metals 550 $13.01 $27,070 4 10
Office supplies, stationery, and gift stores 390 $8.24 $17,150 5 29

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Industrial machinery manufacturing 60 $18.72 $38,940 19 1
Misc. nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 40 $18.34 $38,150 24 2
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 150 $17.35 $36,100 12 3
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 250 $15.12 $31,440 7 4
Cutlery and handtool manufacturing 60 $14.15 $29,420 20 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
Rhode Island 250 $13.80 $28,700 0.053% 377
Hawaii 280 $11.47 $23,850 0.051% 427
South Dakota 90 $10.47 $21,780 0.025% 383
Connecticut 310 $10.88 $22,630 0.019% 585
Vermont 40 $12.49 $25,980 0.014% 365

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Virginia 200 $15.97 $33,210 0.006% 380
Maryland 120 $15.86 $32,980 0.005% 405
Nevada 50 $15.15 $31,520 0.005% 387
Wisconsin 290 $15.04 $31,280 0.011% 432
Rhode Island 250 $13.80 $28,700 0.053% 377

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 280 $11.47 $23,860 0.070%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 260 $13.56 $28,210 0.050%
Green Bay, WI MSA 70 $17.75 $36,910 0.049%
Bridgeport, CT PMSA 60 $12.25 $25,470 0.032%
Hartford, CT MSA 100 $13.50 $28,070 0.017%

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 150 $23.99 $49,890 0.006%
Green Bay, WI MSA 70 $17.75 $36,910 0.049%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 60 $16.45 $34,210 0.006%
Nassau-Suffolk, NY PMSA (6) $15.42 $32,080 (6)
Mansfield, OH MSA (6) $15.17 $31,560 (6)

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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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) 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 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.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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