Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
8,630 5.3 % $15.02 $31,240 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.91 $10.78 $14.06 $18.32 $22.75
Annual Wage (2) $18,530 $22,420 $29,250 $38,110 $47,320


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 2,000 0.67 $13.62 $28,330
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,330 0.48 $15.59 $32,430
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 990 0.71 $13.87 $28,850
Printing and Related Support Activities 890 0.20 $15.91 $33,090
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores 310 0.06 $12.90 $26,840

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 990 0.71 $13.87 $28,850
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,000 0.67 $13.62 $28,330
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,330 0.48 $15.59 $32,430
Printing and Related Support Activities 890 0.20 $15.91 $33,090
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 50 0.14 $15.79 $32,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $22.00 $45,760
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 130 0.07 $18.95 $39,410
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 40 0.03 $17.19 $35,760
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.04 $35,450
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.03 $35,420


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 1,130 0.10 1.58 $12.99 $27,020
California 900 0.06 0.93 $16.56 $34,440
Ohio 550 0.11 1.66 $15.97 $33,220
Wisconsin 420 0.15 2.39 $16.34 $34,000
Pennsylvania 380 0.07 1.06 $17.08 $35,530




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)
South Dakota 70 0.18 2.77 $14.28 $29,710
Wisconsin 420 0.15 2.39 $16.34 $34,000
Nevada 160 0.13 2.06 $12.23 $25,430
Mississippi 130 0.12 1.86 $13.16 $27,360
Idaho 70 0.12 1.87 $13.47 $28,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 80 0.05 0.81 $19.77 $41,130
Washington 240 0.08 1.30 $19.02 $39,560
New Jersey 220 0.06 0.89 $17.49 $36,380
Minnesota 140 0.05 0.80 $17.46 $36,310
Missouri 160 0.06 0.93 $17.33 $36,050





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 470 0.21 3.32 $13.51 $28,110
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 210 0.05 0.80 $17.43 $36,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 200 0.07 1.09 $10.80 $22,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 190 0.08 1.25 $14.23 $29,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 190 0.10 1.63 $9.56 $19,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 1.54 $18.63 $38,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.04 0.55 $16.56 $34,450
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.23 3.57 $16.79 $34,920
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 120 0.09 1.44 $13.44 $27,950
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 1.79 $12.17 $25,320




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 0.77 12.04 $12.00 $24,960
Reno-Sparks, NV 110 0.56 8.83 $12.23 $25,440
Appleton, WI 40 0.36 5.67 $12.81 $26,650
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.26 4.02 $14.96 $31,110
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 130 0.23 3.57 $16.79 $34,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 470 0.21 3.32 $13.51 $28,110
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 60 0.15 2.38 $16.29 $33,890
Lexington-Fayette, KY 30 0.13 1.97 $10.37 $21,570
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 80 0.11 1.70 $13.50 $28,090
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 120 0.11 1.79 $12.17 $25,320




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $22.52 $46,840
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (8) (8) (8) $20.48 $42,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.26 $20.32 $42,270
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.08 $20.13 $41,860
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.68 $38,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 1.54 $18.63 $38,760
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.04 0.70 $18.62 $38,730
St. Cloud, MN (8) (8) (8) $18.52 $38,520
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.10 1.62 $18.31 $38,080
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $18.29 $38,050

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.76 $17.87 $37,170
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.47 $14.34 $29,830
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.61 $13.01 $27,060

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.76 $17.87 $37,170
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.61 $13.01 $27,060
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.47 $14.34 $29,830

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)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.76 $17.87 $37,170
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.47 $14.34 $29,830
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 3.61 $13.01 $27,060


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