Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Excludes "Broadcast Technicians" (27-4012).


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)
147,750 1.4 % $27.26 $56,690 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.38 $20.90 $26.94 $32.27 $39.08
Annual Wage (2) $34,070 $43,470 $56,040 $67,110 $81,290


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 17,130 1.34 $27.01 $56,190
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 15,440 4.20 $25.02 $52,040
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,590 2.62 $25.32 $52,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,040 0.40 $37.11 $77,180
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,950 2.01 $29.87 $62,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 15,440 4.20 $25.02 $52,040
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4,180 3.68 $25.35 $52,730
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,590 2.62 $25.32 $52,660
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 430 2.28 $23.51 $48,890
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 7,950 2.01 $29.87 $62,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 8,040 0.40 $37.11 $77,180
Oil and Gas Extraction 400 0.26 $34.39 $71,520
Natural Gas Distribution 260 0.24 $33.70 $70,090
Support Activities for Mining 730 0.27 $31.41 $65,340
Local Government (OES Designation) 3,860 0.07 $30.60 $63,640


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)
California 18,870 1.35 1.16 $29.79 $61,970
Texas 15,660 1.55 1.34 $27.76 $57,740
Florida 8,260 1.16 1.00 $25.05 $52,100
New York 7,480 0.90 0.77 $27.67 $57,550
Massachusetts 6,960 2.23 1.92 $27.03 $56,230




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)
Alaska 710 2.30 1.98 $40.07 $83,340
Massachusetts 6,960 2.23 1.92 $27.03 $56,230
New Mexico 1,560 2.00 1.72 $27.80 $57,820
Arizona 4,620 1.95 1.68 $25.35 $52,730
Virginia 6,180 1.75 1.51 $28.03 $58,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 710 2.30 1.98 $40.07 $83,340
District of Columbia 440 0.69 0.60 $34.14 $71,010
Nevada 1,370 1.23 1.06 $31.34 $65,200
Maryland 3,600 1.46 1.26 $31.15 $64,790
Hawaii 520 0.91 0.78 $30.76 $63,980

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 3,970 1.59 1.37 $29.09 $60,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,930 1.97 1.69 $26.69 $55,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,890 1.02 0.88 $31.09 $64,680
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,730 4.35 3.74 $29.44 $61,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,620 2.15 1.85 $24.69 $51,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,570 2.15 1.85 $28.55 $59,370
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 3,400 0.96 0.83 $26.24 $54,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,270 1.43 1.23 $29.30 $60,940
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,070 0.62 0.53 $30.14 $62,700
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2,610 2.11 1.81 $30.75 $63,960




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Jackson, MI 380 7.51 6.46 $27.28 $56,740
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,380 7.29 6.27 $24.76 $51,500
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 760 6.72 5.78 $25.57 $53,190
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 460 6.12 5.27 (8) (8)
Huntsville, AL 1,150 5.69 4.90 $25.50 $53,040
Sumter, SC 190 5.59 4.81 $18.20 $37,860
Salisbury, MD 250 4.89 4.21 $26.32 $54,750
Warner Robins, GA 260 4.55 3.92 $30.25 $62,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 3,730 4.35 3.74 $29.44 $61,230
Lynchburg, VA 380 3.85 3.31 $28.26 $58,780