Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians

Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
77,050 1.3 % $23.05 $47,940 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.97 $17.27 $22.26 $27.77 $33.87
Annual Wage (2) $29,060 $35,930 $46,290 $57,760 $70,450


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 35,050 2.74 $22.91 $47,660
State Government (OES Designation) 21,650 0.94 $20.84 $43,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 14,150 0.25 $26.26 $54,620
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 910 0.03 $21.68 $45,100
Nonresidential Building Construction 560 0.09 $22.87 $47,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 35,050 2.74 $22.91 $47,660
State Government (OES Designation) 21,650 0.94 $20.84 $43,340
Natural Gas Distribution 460 0.42 $28.24 $58,730
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 150 0.31 $27.41 $57,010
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 310 0.31 $24.16 $50,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pipeline Transportation of Natural Gas 30 0.12 $29.81 $62,000
Natural Gas Distribution 460 0.42 $28.24 $58,730
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 150 0.31 $27.41 $57,010
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 230 0.06 $27.19 $56,550
Metal Ore Mining 70 0.22 $26.96 $56,080


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 11,760 1.17 1.92 $19.69 $40,950
California 7,610 0.54 0.90 $30.01 $62,420
Florida 4,020 0.57 0.93 $23.92 $49,760
North Carolina 3,500 0.93 1.53 $21.19 $44,070
Pennsylvania 2,610 0.48 0.79 $22.08 $45,920




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 460 1.29 2.13 $20.40 $42,440
Mississippi 1,310 1.23 2.02 $16.85 $35,060
Wyoming 320 1.19 1.97 $21.58 $44,880
Texas 11,760 1.17 1.92 $19.69 $40,950
Kansas 1,500 1.15 1.90 $23.06 $47,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,610 0.54 0.90 $30.01 $62,420
Connecticut 540 0.34 0.56 $29.53 $61,420
Alaska 310 1.01 1.67 $28.75 $59,790
District of Columbia 400 0.63 1.04 $27.71 $57,630
Minnesota 2,550 0.99 1.64 $26.64 $55,410

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,330 0.93 1.54 $21.67 $45,070
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.80 1.32 $25.98 $54,040
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,650 0.98 1.62 $27.63 $57,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,600 0.42 0.69 $31.06 $64,600
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,350 1.77 2.92 $22.51 $46,830
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,230 0.99 1.64 $23.63 $49,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,160 0.58 0.95 $20.41 $42,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,130 0.67 1.11 $22.52 $46,830
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,090 2.23 3.68 $22.28 $46,340
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,040 1.10 1.81 $26.35 $54,810