Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians

Operate, test, maintain, or calibrate unmanned, automated, servo-mechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment at worksites, such as oil rigs, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.


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)
14,430 4.9 % $26.73 $55,600 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.99 $19.94 $25.52 $32.74 $39.76
Annual Wage (2) $33,260 $41,470 $53,070 $68,110 $82,700


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)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,910 0.49 $26.78 $55,700
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 1,700 0.13 $27.27 $56,720
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,280 0.34 $25.95 $53,970
Support Activities for Mining 1,060 0.25 $21.31 $44,320
Scientific Research and Development Services 830 0.13 $32.25 $67,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,910 0.49 $26.78 $55,700
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 1,280 0.34 $25.95 $53,970
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 240 0.26 $22.09 $45,950
Support Activities for Mining 1,060 0.25 $21.31 $44,320
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 300 0.19 $21.86 $45,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 100 0.09 $38.01 $79,070
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers (8) (8) $37.77 $78,560
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 390 0.08 $37.66 $78,340
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 330 0.08 $33.96 $70,630
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 100 0.11 $33.04 $68,720


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 1,960 0.13 1.21 $26.34 $54,790
Texas 1,220 0.11 1.02 $28.31 $58,890
Massachusetts 1,100 0.33 3.11 $27.21 $56,600
Louisiana 850 0.44 4.15 $22.01 $45,770
Arizona 780 0.31 2.89 $25.61 $53,270




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)
Louisiana 850 0.44 4.15 $22.01 $45,770
New Mexico 280 0.36 3.35 $34.33 $71,400
Wyoming 90 0.33 3.05 $24.71 $51,400
Oklahoma 510 0.33 3.05 $20.57 $42,790
Massachusetts 1,100 0.33 3.11 $27.21 $56,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 220 0.08 0.72 $38.80 $80,700
New Mexico 280 0.36 3.35 $34.33 $71,400
Georgia 410 0.10 0.96 $31.82 $66,190
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) $30.04 $62,490
Tennessee 440 0.16 1.50 $29.89 $62,160





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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 640 0.35 3.32 $28.84 $59,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 560 0.31 2.86 $24.76 $51,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.10 0.95 $25.07 $52,140
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 390 0.10 0.98 $29.03 $60,380
Oklahoma City, OK 340 0.57 5.29 $18.44 $38,350
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 320 0.24 2.25 $28.04 $58,330
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 290 0.10 0.95 $32.30 $67,180
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 250 0.25 2.38 $27.01 $56,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 240 0.10 0.94 $29.86 $62,110
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 230 0.22 2.10 $25.33 $52,690




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)
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 80 1.32 12.33 $21.70 $45,130
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 100 0.62 5.78 $27.02 $56,200
Albuquerque, NM 220 0.59 5.50 $35.30 $73,430
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 70 0.58 5.46 $23.69 $49,280
New Bedford, MA 40 0.57 5.30 $23.91 $49,730
Oklahoma City, OK 340 0.57 5.29 $18.44 $38,350
Midland, TX 40 0.42 3.95 $29.89 $62,170
Lancaster, PA 90 0.40 3.70 $19.10 $39,730
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 80 0.38 3.55 $22.56 $46,920
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 640 0.35 3.32 $28.84 $59,990




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)
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.29 2.75 $36.33 $75,570
Albuquerque, NM 220 0.59 5.50 $35.30 $73,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 290 0.10 0.95 $32.30 $67,180
Tulsa, OK 60 0.14 1.31 $30.49 $63,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.09 0.83 $29.92 $62,230
Midland, TX 40 0.42 3.95 $29.89 $62,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 240 0.10 0.94 $29.86 $62,110
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 170 0.16 1.53 $29.82 $62,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 130 0.06 0.52 $29.43 $61,220
Lafayette, LA (8) (8) (8) $29.27 $60,880

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)
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.27 11.87 (8) (8)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 3.27 $34.27 $71,290
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 3.74 (8) (8)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 3.60 $22.99 $47,830

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)
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 160 1.27 11.87 (8) (8)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 3.74 (8) (8)
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 3.60 $22.99 $47,830
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 3.27 $34.27 $71,290

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)
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.35 3.27 $34.27 $71,290
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 3.60 $22.99 $47,830
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.14 $46,050


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015