Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 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)
8,840 6.4 % $12.23 $25,440 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.37 $8.81 $10.86 $14.17 $19.22
Annual Wage (2) $15,320 $18,330 $22,590 $29,480 $39,980

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other miscellaneous store retailers 1,700 $10.64 $22,130
Other miscellaneous manufacturing 1,490 $11.95 $24,850
Printing and related support activities 880 $13.44 $27,960
Coating, engraving, and heat treating metals 450 $13.12 $27,300
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 240 $16.04 $33,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Industrial machinery manufacturing 70 $21.94 $45,640
Misc. nondurable goods merchant wholesalers 60 $18.19 $37,830
Newspaper, book, and directory publishers 100 $17.64 $36,690
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 240 $16.04 $33,370
Machinery and supply merchant wholesalers (7) $14.92 $31,040

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
Rhode Island 240 $14.51 $30,170 0.050%
Hawaii 270 $11.56 $24,050 0.048%
South Dakota 130 $9.69 $20,160 0.036%
Wisconsin 310 $14.29 $29,710 0.012%
South Carolina 200 $12.86 $26,750 0.011%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Rhode Island 240 $14.51 $30,170 0.050%
Virginia 200 $14.45 $30,060 0.006%
Wisconsin 310 $14.29 $29,710 0.012%
Nevada 50 $14.14 $29,400 0.005%
Maryland 50 $13.69 $28,480 0.002%

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 270 $11.57 $24,070 0.068%
Green Bay, WI MSA 80 $18.62 $38,730 0.056%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA MSA 240 $14.43 $30,020 0.046%
Colorado Springs, CO MSA 50 $9.90 $20,580 0.022%
Hartford, CT MSA 80 $14.49 $30,140 0.013%

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 (7) $26.39 $54,880 (7)
Green Bay, WI MSA 80 $18.62 $38,730 0.056%
Kansas City, MO-KS MSA 50 $17.43 $36,260 0.005%
Las Vegas, NV-AZ MSA (7) $15.73 $32,720 (7)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN PMSA 60 $15.71 $32,690 0.007%

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

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.

(7) Estimates not released.

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November 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: April 19, 2005

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