Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

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)
8,880 7.3 % $13.14 $27,330 2.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.76 $9.48 $11.79 $14.89 $20.47
Annual Wage (2) $16,130 $19,730 $24,530 $30,970 $42,580

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 manufacturing 2,000 $12.47 $25,930
Other miscellaneous store retailers 1,390 $11.25 $23,390
Printing and related support activities 1,200 $14.43 $30,010
Coating, engraving, and heat treating metals 340 $12.30 $25,580
Shoe stores 210 (7) (7)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Industrial machinery manufacturing 60 $22.89 $47,620
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 40 $17.30 $35,990
Other fabricated metal product manufacturing 90 $15.82 $32,910
Metalworking machinery manufacturing 210 $15.62 $32,490
Cutlery and handtool manufacturing 40 $15.56 $32,360

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
South Dakota 100 $9.51 $19,780 0.027%
Oregon 170 $13.18 $27,410 0.011%
New York 910 $14.48 $30,120 0.011%
New Jersey 420 $13.84 $28,780 0.011%
Minnesota 290 $13.20 $27,460 0.011%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Connecticut 110 $16.75 $34,830 0.007%
Rhode Island (7) $16.69 $34,720 (7)
Washington 80 $16.21 $33,710 0.003%
Wisconsin 240 $15.55 $32,340 0.009%
Georgia 150 $15.41 $32,050 0.004%

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
Rapid City, SD MSA 40 $7.98 $16,600 0.078%
Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay, FL MSA 130 $8.23 $17,110 0.065%
Green Bay, WI MSA 60 $21.12 $43,920 0.041%
Colorado Springs, CO MSA 70 $11.50 $23,910 0.029%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 140 $13.08 $27,210 0.022%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Green Bay, WI MSA 60 $21.12 $43,920 0.041%
Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI MSA (7) $20.61 $42,860 (7)
Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV PMSA 80 $20.37 $42,360 0.003%
San Francisco, CA PMSA (7) $19.48 $40,510 (7)
Newark, NJ PMSA 110 $16.85 $35,040 0.011%

About November 2004 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) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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