Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians

Apply electrical and electronic theory and related knowledge, usually under the direction of engineering staff, to design, build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, controls, and machinery for subsequent evaluation and use by engineering staff in making engineering design decisions. Excludes "Broadcast Technicians" (27-4012).


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)
144,460 1.4 % $27.92 $58,070 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.62 $21.39 $27.81 $33.45 $39.96
Annual Wage (2) $34,560 $44,490 $57,850 $69,570 $83,120


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 19,030 1.46 $27.78 $57,780
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 17,280 4.47 $25.78 $53,620
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 11,280 2.79 $25.89 $53,850
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,830 0.38 $37.39 $77,770
Postal Service 7,420 1.17 $29.57 $61,490

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 17,280 4.47 $25.78 $53,620
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4,320 3.86 $26.21 $54,520
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 11,280 2.79 $25.89 $53,850
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 4,140 2.64 $27.70 $57,610
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 220 2.59 $26.31 $54,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 7,830 0.38 $37.39 $77,770
Natural Gas Distribution 430 0.41 $35.29 $73,400
Oil and Gas Extraction 250 0.14 $35.17 $73,150
Motion Picture and Video Industries 710 0.20 $34.53 $71,820
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.04 $33.65 $69,990


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)
California 21,310 1.49 1.34 $29.94 $62,280
Texas 14,290 1.35 1.22 $27.28 $56,750
New York 8,060 0.94 0.85 $27.94 $58,120
Florida 6,870 0.94 0.85 $25.53 $53,110
Massachusetts 6,090 1.90 1.72 $28.07 $58,390




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 750 2.35 2.12 $33.88 $70,460
Utah 2,290 1.91 1.72 $27.54 $57,280
Massachusetts 6,090 1.90 1.72 $28.07 $58,390
Arizona 4,310 1.79 1.61 $26.67 $55,470
Oregon 2,870 1.78 1.61 $27.94 $58,120




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 750 1.15 1.03 $35.28 $73,390
Hawaii 510 0.86 0.78 $34.00 $70,710
Alaska 750 2.35 2.12 $33.88 $70,460
Maryland 3,670 1.46 1.32 $33.54 $69,760
Nevada 1,540 1.36 1.23 $32.15 $66,870





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,450 1.15 1.04 $31.37 $65,240
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,260 4.74 4.28 $29.74 $61,870
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 3,600 4.43 3.99 $24.28 $50,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,400 1.62 1.46 $24.95 $51,890
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,390 1.28 1.16 $30.84 $64,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,150 1.82 1.64 $27.19 $56,550
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,140 2.49 2.25 $29.04 $60,400
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,100 1.32 1.19 $33.43 $69,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,060 0.84 0.76 $26.90 $55,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,840 1.26 1.13 $26.78 $55,690




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)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 1,440 9.12 8.23 $26.13 $54,350
Huntsville, AL 1,070 5.27 4.75 $26.85 $55,840
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 600 5.15 4.64 $28.94 $60,200
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 4,260 4.74 4.28 $29.74 $61,870
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 3,600 4.43 3.99 $24.28 $50,490
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 390 4.36 3.93 $27.49 $57,180
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 170 3.94 3.56 $26.69 $55,520
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 750 3.89 3.51 $24.23 $50,390
Las Cruces, NM 240 3.66 3.30 $28.16 $58,580
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 850 3.52 3.18 $32.94 $68,520