Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
71,300 1.4 % $24.18 $50,290 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.93 $18.05 $23.24 $29.10 $35.51
Annual Wage (2) $31,060 $37,540 $48,340 $60,520 $73,860


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 32,260 2.37 $23.93 $49,760
State Government (OES Designation) 19,810 0.91 $22.17 $46,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,600 0.24 $27.19 $56,570
Nonresidential Building Construction 760 0.11 $25.40 $52,830
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 650 0.05 $22.70 $47,220

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 32,260 2.37 $23.93 $49,760
State Government (OES Designation) 19,810 0.91 $22.17 $46,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 12,600 0.24 $27.19 $56,570
Metal Ore Mining 90 0.20 $30.21 $62,850
Land Subdivision 80 0.19 $21.49 $44,700

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 90 0.20 $30.21 $62,850
Utility System Construction 400 0.09 $28.49 $59,260
Natural Gas Distribution 210 0.19 $28.31 $58,880
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 90 0.01 $28.11 $58,470
Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction 390 0.13 $27.96 $58,150


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 11,240 1.00 1.90 $21.68 $45,090
California 7,380 0.49 0.93 $30.98 $64,450
North Carolina 3,790 0.94 1.78 $22.36 $46,510
Florida 2,790 0.36 0.69 $23.35 $48,570
Minnesota 2,490 0.91 1.73 $27.48 $57,160



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 560 1.72 3.26 $33.07 $68,770
Wyoming 400 1.42 2.69 $20.63 $42,920
North Dakota 560 1.26 2.39 $23.40 $48,660
Delaware 450 1.05 1.99 $21.14 $43,970
Vermont 310 1.02 1.94 $24.11 $50,160



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 560 1.72 3.26 $33.07 $68,770
California 7,380 0.49 0.93 $30.98 $64,450
Connecticut 470 0.28 0.54 $29.36 $61,070
District of Columbia 280 0.42 0.79 $29.00 $60,320
Washington 1,700 0.59 1.11 $28.54 $59,370




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 2,230 0.78 1.49 $23.69 $49,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,630 0.89 1.69 $27.98 $58,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,580 0.39 0.74 $34.63 $72,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,510 0.63 1.20 $23.28 $48,430
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 1,410 1.59 3.01 $25.15 $52,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,330 0.35 0.67 $27.41 $57,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,280 0.54 1.01 $21.28 $44,260
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,100 2.01 3.81 $23.40 $48,670
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.98 1.86 $34.55 $71,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,000 0.45 0.85 $22.95 $47,730



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 160 5.89 11.16 $22.40 $46,590
Ames, IA 170 4.13 7.83 $30.33 $63,080
Fairbanks, AK 130 3.63 6.87 $33.81 $70,320
Dover, DE 160 2.64 5.00 $21.33 $44,360
Bismarck, ND 170 2.54 4.82 $25.09 $52,180
Cheyenne, WY 110 2.34 4.44 $20.81 $43,290
Topeka, KS 240 2.20 4.17 $21.41 $44,530
College Station-Bryan, TX 210 2.08 3.94 $18.74 $38,990
Olympia, WA 200 2.07 3.91 $26.67 $55,480
Raleigh-Cary, NC 1,100 2.01 3.81 $23.40 $48,670