Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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)
8,920 5.4 % $14.27 $29,690 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.40 $10.45 $13.35 $16.92 $21.30
Annual Wage (2) $17,470 $21,730 $27,770 $35,190 $44,300


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1,920 $13.42 $27,920
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,630 $13.46 $28,000
Printing and Related Support Activities 910 $15.78 $32,820
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 560 $14.39 $29,920
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 300 $18.03 $37,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 40 $39.58 $82,330
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing (8) $20.96 $43,600
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 140 $18.84 $39,180
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 300 $18.03 $37,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 $17.51 $36,410


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
South Dakota 100 $9.67 $20,120 0.257
Utah 200 $13.58 $28,240 0.171
Nebraska 150 $12.44 $25,880 0.167
Alabama 260 $13.39 $27,850 0.141
Wisconsin 360 $15.76 $32,790 0.135

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Washington 130 $17.24 $35,860 0.046
Hawaii 40 $16.99 $35,350 0.062
Connecticut 200 $16.99 $35,340 0.119
Maryland 120 $16.09 $33,470 0.047
Virginia 210 $15.84 $32,950 0.059


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

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

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Rapid City, SD 70 $9.62 $20,010 1.202
Lincoln, NE 90 $12.19 $25,350 0.531
Toledo, OH 80 (8) (8) 0.281
El Paso, TX 70 $9.22 $19,180 0.251
Salt Lake City, UT 150 $14.38 $29,910 0.239

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 80 $24.18 $50,300 0.034
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 90 $21.14 $43,970 0.103
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 250 $20.62 $42,890 0.063
Greensboro-High Point, NC (8) $20.29 $42,200 (8)
Pittsburgh, PA 40 $19.80 $41,190 0.035


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan 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 XLS files.

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.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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