Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians

Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.


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)
71,890 1.3 % $23.31 $48,480 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.92 $17.30 $22.55 $28.07 $34.43
Annual Wage (2) $28,960 $35,990 $46,900 $58,380 $71,610


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)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 32,950 2.55 $23.19 $48,240
State Government (OES Designation) 19,610 0.86 $20.72 $43,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,710 0.25 $26.61 $55,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 820 0.03 $22.40 $46,580
Natural Gas Distribution 560 0.52 $29.39 $61,140

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 32,950 2.55 $23.19 $48,240
State Government (OES Designation) 19,610 0.86 $20.72 $43,100
Natural Gas Distribution 560 0.52 $29.39 $61,140
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 450 0.47 $27.42 $57,030
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,710 0.25 $26.61 $55,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natural Gas Distribution 560 0.52 $29.39 $61,140
Building Equipment Contractors 50 (7) $28.81 $59,930
Utility System Construction 150 0.04 $28.25 $58,760
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 90 0.19 $27.64 $57,490
Metal Ore Mining 80 0.21 $27.44 $57,080


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 10,870 1.05 1.88 $19.90 $41,380
California 7,120 0.51 0.90 $30.41 $63,250
Florida 3,950 0.55 0.99 $23.08 $48,000
Virginia 2,540 0.71 1.28 $22.89 $47,600
Pennsylvania 2,430 0.44 0.78 $22.81 $47,440




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)
Alaska 400 1.26 2.26 $28.52 $59,320
Wyoming 340 1.24 2.21 $21.98 $45,730
Mississippi 1,260 1.18 2.10 $16.94 $35,230
West Virginia 800 1.14 2.03 $18.06 $37,570
Texas 10,870 1.05 1.88 $19.90 $41,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 440 0.27 0.49 $32.41 $67,410
California 7,120 0.51 0.90 $30.41 $63,250
Alaska 400 1.26 2.26 $28.52 $59,320
Illinois 1,460 0.26 0.47 $27.77 $57,760
Minnesota 2,290 0.88 1.58 $27.40 $57,000





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 2,020 0.79 1.41 $22.39 $46,580
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.81 1.44 $24.46 $50,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.41 0.73 $29.98 $62,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,410 0.83 1.48 $28.72 $59,730
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,230 1.56 2.79 $22.84 $47,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,130 0.91 1.62 $23.13 $48,110
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.54 0.96 $20.83 $43,330
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 920 0.74 1.33 $29.37 $61,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.18 0.32 $27.61 $57,430
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 850 1.00 1.79 $19.63 $40,830




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)
Carson City, NV 140 5.30 9.46 $24.32 $50,590
Dover, DE 180 3.07 5.48 $20.07 $41,740
College Station-Bryan, TX 240 2.60 4.64 $17.70 $36,810
Albany, GA 150 2.48 4.43 $22.56 $46,920
Ames, IA 90 2.32 4.14 $21.24 $44,180
Topeka, KS 240 2.21 3.94 $20.81 $43,270
Wichita Falls, TX 110 1.94 3.46 $18.27 $38,010
Alexandria, LA 120 1.90 3.39 $22.81 $47,450
Montgomery, AL 290 1.86 3.32 $17.77 $36,970
Bismarck, ND 110 1.79 3.20 $20.73 $43,120