Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

51-9194 Etchers and Engravers

Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers. Photoengravers are included in "Prepress Technicians and Workers" (51-5111).


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)
8,260 5.1 % $14.48 $30,120 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.10 $10.80 $13.71 $17.28 $21.18
Annual Wage (2) $18,930 $22,460 $28,510 $35,930 $44,040


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)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1,810 0.66 $13.72 $28,540
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,440 0.54 $14.70 $30,570
Printing and Related Support Activities 940 0.20 $15.26 $31,740
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 690 0.54 $15.65 $32,560
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 360 0.10 $14.89 $30,980

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 1,810 0.66 $13.72 $28,540
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,440 0.54 $14.70 $30,570
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 690 0.54 $15.65 $32,560
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 240 0.30 $13.72 $28,530
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 80 0.20 $15.64 $32,530

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 50 0.03 $17.66 $36,730
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.22 $35,810
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers 160 0.05 $16.81 $34,970
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 130 0.20 $16.81 $34,960
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 50 0.01 $16.41 $34,130


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 800 0.06 0.89 $13.64 $28,380
Texas 690 0.07 1.04 $14.11 $29,350
Ohio 590 0.12 1.85 $15.06 $31,330
New York 520 0.06 0.97 $16.49 $34,300
New Jersey 370 0.10 1.54 $14.53 $30,230




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)
Idaho 160 0.26 4.11 $10.91 $22,690
Wyoming 50 0.18 2.78 (8) (8)
South Dakota 60 0.15 2.32 $10.94 $22,760
Ohio 590 0.12 1.85 $15.06 $31,330
Louisiana 220 0.12 1.83 $11.74 $24,420




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 200 0.05 0.85 $17.72 $36,870
Wisconsin 210 0.08 1.23 $17.30 $35,980
New Hampshire 40 0.07 1.03 $17.04 $35,440
Maryland 120 0.05 0.73 $17.02 $35,390
Michigan 200 0.05 0.82 $16.73 $34,800





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 270 0.05 0.82 $14.99 $31,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 1.09 $14.38 $29,910
Toledo, OH 230 0.79 12.26 $14.62 $30,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 210 0.10 1.63 $16.02 $33,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 0.75 $15.20 $31,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 1.59 $17.60 $36,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 170 0.07 1.04 $13.22 $27,500
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 2.12 $19.41 $40,370
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.16 2.42 $13.42 $27,910
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.08 1.23 $13.93 $28,980




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)
Rapid City, SD 50 0.93 14.52 $10.86 $22,590
Toledo, OH 230 0.79 12.26 $14.62 $30,410
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 60 0.36 5.58 $12.06 $25,090
Boise City-Nampa, ID 70 0.28 4.28 $11.35 $23,610
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 50 0.24 3.73 $16.13 $33,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.16 2.42 $13.42 $27,910
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.15 2.35 $13.50 $28,070
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 30 0.15 2.30 $18.64 $38,770
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 80 0.15 2.33 $13.53 $28,150
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 2.12 $19.41 $40,370




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Richmond, VA 50 0.09 1.39 $21.72 $45,170
Greensboro-High Point, NC (8) (8) (8) $20.12 $41,850
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 40 0.05 0.80 $20.09 $41,790
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.14 2.12 $19.41 $40,370
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.52 $19.01 $39,530
Green Bay, WI (8) (8) (8) $18.67 $38,830
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 30 0.15 2.30 $18.64 $38,770
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $18.38 $38,220
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 1.64 $18.20 $37,860
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.11 1.70 $18.17 $37,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 5.32 $10.38 $21,590
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.64 $15.34 $31,900

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 5.32 $10.38 $21,590
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.64 $15.34 $31,900

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.64 $15.34 $31,900
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $10.79 $22,440
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 5.32 $10.38 $21,590


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2011 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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