Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

All engineering technicians, except drafters, not listed separately.


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)
70,750 2.0 % $30.20 $62,820 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.28 $22.14 $29.45 $37.05 $45.24
Annual Wage (2) $33,870 $46,060 $61,260 $77,070 $94,100


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)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,990 0.70 $36.07 $75,020
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 7,670 0.55 $28.11 $58,460
Employment Services 5,900 0.16 (8) (8)
Scientific Research and Development Services 4,370 0.68 $32.90 $68,430
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,490 0.08 $21.65 $45,040

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Pipeline Transportation 90 1.15 $35.69 $74,230
Natural Gas Distribution 1,050 0.93 $31.34 $65,180
Oil and Gas Extraction 1,470 0.76 $35.20 $73,210
Pipeline Transportation of Crude Oil 70 0.71 $32.99 $68,620
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,990 0.70 $36.07 $75,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing (8) (8) $39.04 $81,200
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 13,990 0.70 $36.07 $75,020
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 750 0.68 $35.85 $74,560
Other Pipeline Transportation 90 1.15 $35.69 $74,230
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers 280 0.09 $35.25 $73,320


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 9,200 0.59 1.16 $33.30 $69,270
Texas 7,740 0.67 1.30 $28.37 $59,020
Pennsylvania 4,460 0.78 1.52 $25.76 $53,580
Illinois 4,080 0.70 1.36 $28.99 $60,300
Ohio 3,800 0.72 1.40 $27.35 $56,890



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)
New Mexico 1,740 2.18 4.25 $27.95 $58,150
Wyoming 370 1.32 2.57 $31.79 $66,120
Maine 710 1.20 2.34 $35.58 $74,010
Hawaii 610 0.98 1.92 $36.03 $74,940
Alaska 300 0.93 1.80 $37.15 $77,270



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 290 0.43 0.84 $41.81 $86,960
Maryland 1,690 0.65 1.27 $39.21 $81,560
Massachusetts 1,560 0.46 0.89 $38.22 $79,510
Rhode Island 170 0.37 0.72 $37.34 $77,680
Alaska 300 0.93 1.80 $37.15 $77,270




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-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,650 0.90 1.76 $30.20 $62,810
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,120 0.59 1.16 $29.07 $60,460
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,080 2.85 5.55 $35.48 $73,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,020 0.49 0.96 $32.96 $68,560
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,700 0.91 1.77 $28.38 $59,030
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 1,540 1.14 2.21 $32.14 $66,840
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,200 1.19 2.32 $36.47 $75,860
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 1,100 0.94 1.83 $34.43 $71,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.46 0.90 $28.48 $59,240
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,040 0.56 1.08 $27.32 $56,840



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)
California-Lexington Park, MD 310 7.16 13.95 $40.32 $83,860
College Station-Bryan, TX 620 6.14 11.97 $21.50 $44,720
Portsmouth, NH-ME 530 5.99 11.68 $38.78 $80,660
Logan, UT-ID 290 5.55 10.83 $13.93 $28,980
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,080 2.85 5.55 $35.48 $73,800
Las Cruces, NM 200 2.82 5.50 $24.01 $49,930
Fairbanks, AK 90 2.39 4.67 $35.51 $73,860
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 220 2.20 4.29 $29.63 $61,640
Huntsville, AL 430 2.03 3.96 $34.60 $71,960
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 110 1.93 3.76 $27.90 $58,030