Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

All engineering technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.


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)
65,960 2.3 % $29.78 $61,940 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.54 $22.39 $29.12 $36.03 $43.70
Annual Wage (2) $34,390 $46,560 $60,560 $74,950 $90,890


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,600 0.73 $35.11 $73,030
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 6,300 0.47 $27.07 $56,310
Scientific Research and Development Services 5,260 0.83 $27.59 $57,390
Employment Services 5,080 0.15 $25.96 $54,000
State Government (OES Designation) 2,620 0.12 $24.77 $51,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,790 0.93 $34.70 $72,180
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 990 0.89 $40.52 $84,270
Scientific Research and Development Services 5,260 0.83 $27.59 $57,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,600 0.73 $35.11 $73,030
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 900 0.63 $33.87 $70,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $49.43 $102,820
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 990 0.89 $40.52 $84,270
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 40 0.02 $37.80 $78,610
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 60 0.05 $37.17 $77,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,600 0.73 $35.11 $73,030


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 9,560 0.88 1.76 $29.80 $61,990
California 8,640 0.59 1.18 $30.90 $64,270
Illinois 3,920 0.69 1.38 $29.75 $61,880
Ohio 3,560 0.69 1.40 $28.00 $58,250
Virginia 2,920 0.80 1.62 $34.51 $71,780




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)
Maine 690 1.19 2.39 $34.46 $71,680
Maryland 2,720 1.07 2.16 $34.75 $72,270
New Hampshire 560 0.91 1.82 $25.34 $52,710
Alaska 290 0.91 1.82 $33.76 $70,220
Texas 9,560 0.88 1.76 $29.80 $61,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 330 0.49 0.98 $40.94 $85,150
Washington 1,890 0.67 1.35 $35.04 $72,890
Maryland 2,720 1.07 2.16 $34.75 $72,270
Virginia 2,920 0.80 1.62 $34.51 $71,780
Maine 690 1.19 2.39 $34.46 $71,680





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 3,960 1.44 2.89 $33.89 $70,500
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,190 0.59 1.19 $29.92 $62,230
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.46 0.92 $31.22 $64,950
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,760 1.36 2.74 $32.31 $67,200
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,520 1.18 2.38 $32.46 $67,510
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,110 1.22 2.45 $21.10 $43,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.43 0.86 $39.11 $81,360
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,010 1.02 2.04 $31.11 $64,700
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.90 1.82 $29.07 $60,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 900 0.42 0.85 $27.22 $56,620




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)
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 880 11.28 22.68 $38.68 $80,450
Portsmouth, NH-ME 470 8.27 16.62 $39.74 $82,650
College Station-Bryan, TX 710 7.45 14.97 $20.57 $42,790
Odessa, TX 230 3.19 6.42 $31.34 $65,190
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 330 2.10 4.22 (8) (8)
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 240 2.02 4.06 $30.80 $64,050
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 560 1.93 3.88 $36.52 $75,960
Cedar Rapids, IA 240 1.74 3.50 $25.20 $52,410
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 220 1.70 3.43 $26.99 $56,140
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 120 1.67 3.35 $28.97 $60,250




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)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 470 8.27 16.62 $39.74 $82,650
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.43 0.86 $39.11 $81,360
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 50 1.19 2.40 $38.89 $80,890
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 880 11.28 22.68 $38.68 $80,450
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 270 0.92 1.85 $37.73 $78,480
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $37.29 $77,560
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 330 0.34 0.68 $36.83 $76,600
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 560 1.93 3.88 $36.52 $75,960
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 820 0.64 1.29 $35.48 $73,800
Anchorage, AK 220 1.24 2.50 $35.24 $73,290

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)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 320 7.58 15.24 $39.99 $83,170
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.71 3.43 $35.69 $74,240
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 190 1.02 2.05 $25.51 $53,050
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 190 1.40 2.82 $30.13 $62,670
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 180 1.17 2.36 $25.94 $53,970

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)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 320 7.58 15.24 $39.99 $83,170
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 3.67 7.37 $42.75 $88,910
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 2.05 4.11 $33.42 $69,510
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 1.96 3.94 $34.36 $71,460
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 110 1.94 3.89 $24.33 $50,600

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)
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 170 3.67 7.37 $42.75 $88,910
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 320 7.58 15.24 $39.99 $83,170
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 270 1.71 3.43 $35.69 $74,240
East Idaho nonmetropolitan area 100 1.96 3.94 $34.36 $71,460
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.27 0.55 $33.70 $70,090


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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