Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
70,790 1.3 % $23.66 $49,220 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.63 $17.80 $22.87 $28.42 $34.52
Annual Wage (2) $30,430 $37,020 $47,560 $59,110 $71,800


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 31,650 2.43 $23.52 $48,930
State Government (OES Designation) 20,110 0.91 $21.69 $45,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,020 0.24 $26.23 $54,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 610 0.02 $23.18 $48,210
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 600 0.20 $24.91 $51,810

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 31,650 2.43 $23.52 $48,930
State Government (OES Designation) 20,110 0.91 $21.69 $45,110
Natural Gas Distribution 590 0.55 $30.57 $63,590
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 340 0.34 $26.66 $55,460
Local Government (OES Designation) 13,020 0.24 $26.23 $54,550

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Waste Treatment and Disposal 80 0.09 $37.95 $78,940
Natural Gas Distribution 590 0.55 $30.57 $63,590
Metal Ore Mining 100 0.24 $29.95 $62,300
Building Equipment Contractors (8) (8) $29.69 $61,750
Water, Sewage and Other Systems 80 0.17 $28.97 $60,260


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 10,820 1.02 1.88 $21.11 $43,900
California 6,540 0.46 0.84 $30.21 $62,840
North Carolina 3,530 0.91 1.68 $21.50 $44,730
Florida 3,230 0.44 0.82 $22.46 $46,710
Virginia 2,740 0.76 1.40 $22.37 $46,530




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)
Wyoming 340 1.22 2.24 $21.19 $44,070
Kansas 1,470 1.12 2.05 $24.42 $50,790
Mississippi 1,200 1.11 2.05 $16.32 $33,940
Louisiana 1,990 1.06 1.96 $21.89 $45,520
Texas 10,820 1.02 1.88 $21.11 $43,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 430 0.26 0.48 $31.98 $66,520
California 6,540 0.46 0.84 $30.21 $62,840
Alaska 300 0.93 1.72 $29.37 $61,100
Oregon 1,040 0.65 1.19 $28.00 $58,230
District of Columbia 390 0.59 1.09 $27.80 $57,830





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,950 0.83 1.53 $24.17 $50,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,770 0.67 1.24 $25.25 $52,520
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,390 1.71 3.14 $23.88 $49,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.32 0.59 $29.93 $62,260
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,250 0.71 1.31 $28.82 $59,950
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,160 2.26 4.16 $23.21 $48,280
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,070 1.24 2.29 $18.97 $39,450
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.48 0.89 $22.42 $46,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 980 0.27 0.49 $29.14 $60,610
Kansas City, MO-KS 940 0.97 1.79 $27.51 $57,230




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 130 5.09 9.37 $22.93 $47,690
Dover, DE 200 3.34 6.15 $19.73 $41,040
College Station-Bryan, TX 230 2.50 4.60 $18.32 $38,120
Albany, GA 140 2.38 4.38 $23.88 $49,660
Topeka, KS 240 2.27 4.18 $20.58 $42,810
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,160 2.26 4.16 $23.21 $48,280
Alexandria, LA 140 2.24 4.12 $22.22 $46,220
Olympia, WA 190 2.02 3.72 $25.39 $52,800
Duluth, MN-WI 250 2.02 3.72 $24.94 $51,880
Abilene, TX 110 1.81 3.34 $21.48 $44,680