Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
8,610 5.2 % $14.53 $30,230 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.03 $10.76 $13.65 $17.36 $21.72
Annual Wage (2) $18,780 $22,380 $28,390 $36,120 $45,180


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 2,050 0.73 $13.56 $28,200
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,360 0.50 $14.53 $30,230
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,030 0.22 $15.50 $32,230
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 730 0.55 $15.22 $31,670
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 330 0.09 $14.16 $29,460

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 2,050 0.73 $13.56 $28,200
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 730 0.55 $15.22 $31,670
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,360 0.50 $14.53 $30,230
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 200 0.25 $14.77 $30,720
Printing and Related Support Activities 1,030 0.22 $15.50 $32,230

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 90 0.08 $21.66 $45,060
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 60 0.01 $19.57 $40,700
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.03 $17.47 $36,340
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $16.96 $35,280
Machine Shops; Turned Product; and Screw, Nut, and Bolt Manufacturing 80 0.02 $16.54 $34,410


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 1,000 0.07 1.06 $14.62 $30,400
Texas 790 0.07 1.13 $13.32 $27,700
Ohio 600 0.12 1.81 $14.72 $30,620
New York 480 0.06 0.86 $16.55 $34,420
Massachusetts 390 0.12 1.83 $17.00 $35,360




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 110 0.19 2.88 $11.71 $24,360
South Dakota 60 0.16 2.46 $12.35 $25,680
Louisiana 230 0.13 1.90 $12.12 $25,200
Indiana 370 0.13 2.01 $15.45 $32,130
Wisconsin 320 0.12 1.80 $18.55 $38,580




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 320 0.12 1.80 $18.55 $38,580
North Carolina 160 0.04 0.63 $17.60 $36,610
Connecticut 150 0.09 1.40 $17.25 $35,890
Massachusetts 390 0.12 1.83 $17.00 $35,360
New York 480 0.06 0.86 $16.55 $34,420





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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.15 2.23 $14.35 $29,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 290 0.08 1.14 $16.20 $33,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 210 0.06 0.87 $14.84 $30,860
Toledo, OH 210 0.71 10.68 $14.58 $30,320
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 180 0.04 0.53 $15.62 $32,500
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.19 2.85 $15.55 $32,330
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 1.47 $18.97 $39,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.17 2.50 $12.68 $26,370
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 160 0.06 0.92 $12.87 $26,780
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 2.19 $13.87 $28,850




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 0.85 12.90 $11.61 $24,160
Toledo, OH 210 0.71 10.68 $14.58 $30,320
Green Bay, WI 80 0.50 7.62 $22.00 $45,770
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.24 3.69 $13.31 $27,680
Reno-Sparks, NV 50 0.24 3.65 $16.21 $33,720
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 50 0.23 3.49 $17.13 $35,630
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 180 0.19 2.85 $15.55 $32,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 170 0.17 2.50 $12.68 $26,370
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 310 0.15 2.23 $14.35 $29,840
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 80 0.14 2.15 $15.53 $32,300




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)
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 50 0.06 0.90 $22.53 $46,870
Richmond, VA 50 0.08 1.19 $22.04 $45,840
Green Bay, WI 80 0.50 7.62 $22.00 $45,770
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $19.89 $41,360
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $19.72 $41,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 170 0.10 1.47 $18.97 $39,460
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI (8) (8) (8) $18.58 $38,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 60 0.03 0.41 $17.34 $36,070
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 50 0.23 3.49 $17.13 $35,630
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.03 0.50 $17.01 $35,380

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.58 $14.85 $30,880
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.74 $14.49 $30,140
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 3.09 $18.46 $38,400

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)
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 3.09 $18.46 $38,400
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.74 $14.49 $30,140
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.58 $14.85 $30,880

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)
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.77 $53,590
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 3.09 $18.46 $38,400
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $16.43 $34,180
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 2.58 $14.85 $30,880
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.74 $14.49 $30,140


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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