Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
67,640 2.0 % $30.35 $63,140 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.79 $22.58 $29.60 $36.81 $44.84
Annual Wage (2) $34,920 $46,970 $61,580 $76,560 $93,260


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) 14,020 0.71 $35.66 $74,180
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,100 0.52 $27.43 $57,040
Employment Services 6,430 0.19 $28.54 $59,370
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,630 0.73 $28.73 $59,770
State Government (OES Designation) 2,480 0.11 $27.56 $57,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 1,040 0.95 $32.07 $66,720
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,640 0.86 $36.27 $75,430
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,630 0.73 $28.73 $59,770
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 810 0.73 $34.56 $71,890
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,020 0.71 $35.66 $74,180

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 200 0.03 $40.84 $84,940
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,640 0.86 $36.27 $75,430
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 14,020 0.71 $35.66 $74,180
Basic Chemical Manufacturing 850 0.59 $34.67 $72,120
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 810 0.73 $34.56 $71,890


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 9,030 0.80 1.61 $31.11 $64,700
California 8,910 0.59 1.18 $32.57 $67,750
Ohio 4,090 0.79 1.57 $27.97 $58,180
Illinois 3,770 0.65 1.31 $31.54 $65,610
Virginia 3,040 0.83 1.66 $34.07 $70,860




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)
New Mexico 1,570 2.00 3.99 (8) (8)
Maine 700 1.19 2.37 $34.64 $72,050
Wyoming 310 1.11 2.22 $31.08 $64,650
Alaska 290 0.90 1.79 $34.26 $71,250
New Hampshire 560 0.89 1.78 $24.27 $50,480




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 290 0.43 0.87 $42.07 $87,510
Maryland 1,870 0.73 1.46 $37.90 $78,830
Rhode Island 190 0.41 0.82 $36.26 $75,430
Washington 1,870 0.65 1.29 $35.55 $73,940
New Jersey 1,100 0.28 0.57 $34.72 $72,220





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 3,550 1.25 2.50 $35.30 $73,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,190 0.58 1.16 $30.33 $63,080
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,030 2.78 5.56 $35.13 $73,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.50 0.99 $31.63 $65,800
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 1,560 1.18 2.35 $32.40 $67,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,540 0.84 1.69 $28.69 $59,670
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.99 1.98 $30.61 $63,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,070 1.10 2.19 $36.70 $76,340
Columbus, OH 1,040 1.07 2.15 $25.32 $52,670
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.54 1.08 $33.11 $68,870




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 990 12.35 24.68 $39.12 $81,360
Portsmouth, NH-ME 450 7.94 15.86 $40.22 $83,650
College Station-Bryan, TX 650 6.61 13.20 $20.93 $43,540
Odessa, TX 260 3.54 7.08 $34.52 $71,800
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 240 3.18 6.35 $29.11 $60,550
Springfield, IL 340 3.13 6.25 $35.59 $74,040
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,030 2.78 5.56 $35.13 $73,060
Midland, TX 210 2.42 4.84 $29.40 $61,150
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 350 2.20 4.40 (8) (8)
Las Cruces, NM 140 2.06 4.13 $24.06 $50,050




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)
Norwich-New London, CT-RI (8) (8) (8) $40.55 $84,350
Portsmouth, NH-ME 450 7.94 15.86 $40.22 $83,650
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 320 0.29 0.59 $39.12 $81,370
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 990 12.35 24.68 $39.12 $81,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 970 0.41 0.81 $38.89 $80,890
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 410 0.73 1.46 $38.72 $80,540
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 260 0.89 1.77 $37.80 $78,630
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $37.71 $78,430
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 80 0.43 0.86 $37.07 $77,110
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 320 0.33 0.66 $36.91 $76,770

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 310 7.17 14.33 $40.60 $84,440
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.15 2.29 $35.64 $74,130
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.56 3.11 $33.59 $69,860
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 180 2.90 5.80 $31.92 $66,390
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 170 1.04 2.08 $18.25 $37,970

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 310 7.17 14.33 $40.60 $84,440
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 180 2.90 5.80 $31.92 $66,390
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 120 2.07 4.13 $33.75 $70,200
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 90 1.67 3.34 $28.03 $58,310
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 180 1.56 3.11 $33.59 $69,860

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)
St. Mary's County, Maryland nonmetropolitan area 310 7.17 14.33 $40.60 $84,440
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 90 0.52 1.04 $37.96 $78,950
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.15 2.29 $35.64 $74,130
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $35.56 $73,970
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 160 1.21 2.43 $34.10 $70,930


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