Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

51-9194 Etchers and Engravers

Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials. Includes such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers. Photoengravers are included in "Prepress Technicians and Workers" (51-5111).


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)
9,490 5.3 % $15.33 $31,880 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.46 $11.30 $14.33 $18.41 $22.98
Annual Wage (2) $19,680 $23,500 $29,810 $38,300 $47,800


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)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,270 0.73 $14.43 $30,010
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,500 0.53 $16.26 $33,830
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,050 0.75 $14.21 $29,550
Printing and Related Support Activities 830 0.18 $16.31 $33,920
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 360 0.13 $15.07 $31,350

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities 1,050 0.75 $14.21 $29,550
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers 2,270 0.73 $14.43 $30,010
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing 1,500 0.53 $16.26 $33,830
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 350 0.42 $13.59 $28,280
Printing and Related Support Activities 830 0.18 $16.31 $33,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 70 0.01 $22.28 $46,350
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 280 0.08 $17.84 $37,100
Other Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 70 0.10 $17.31 $36,000
Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturing 60 0.15 $17.15 $35,670
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $17.10 $35,580


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 1,070 0.09 1.34 $13.26 $27,570
California 810 0.05 0.76 $17.04 $35,450
Ohio 520 0.10 1.43 $16.29 $33,890
Wisconsin 470 0.17 2.47 $15.20 $31,610
Michigan 410 0.10 1.42 $15.35 $31,930



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)
South Dakota 70 0.18 2.58 $12.74 $26,500
Wisconsin 470 0.17 2.47 $15.20 $31,610
Nevada 140 0.12 1.68 $11.95 $24,860
Wyoming 30 0.11 1.62 $16.75 $34,830
Missouri 290 0.11 1.54 $15.46 $32,150



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington (8) (8) (8) $21.36 $44,420
New Jersey 260 0.07 0.98 $17.82 $37,080
Massachusetts 390 0.11 1.65 $17.66 $36,740
Illinois 340 0.06 0.86 $17.59 $36,590
North Carolina 220 0.05 0.77 $17.48 $36,370




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)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 410 0.18 2.57 $13.60 $28,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 240 0.06 0.86 $17.20 $35,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 200 0.07 1.00 $11.29 $23,490
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.18 2.63 $15.86 $32,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 190 0.10 1.49 $10.32 $21,470
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 1.52 $18.49 $38,460
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.02 0.36 $18.97 $39,450
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.18 2.60 $16.07 $33,420
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 120 0.22 3.18 $17.06 $35,490
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.08 1.13 (8) (8)



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)
Rapid City, SD 60 0.92 13.30 $11.67 $24,270
Appleton, WI 70 0.56 8.12 $12.84 $26,710
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.49 7.13 $18.22 $37,890
Reno, NV 80 0.41 5.95 $11.50 $23,930
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 110 0.26 3.82 $17.04 $35,450
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.23 3.29 $15.96 $33,200
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 120 0.22 3.18 $17.06 $35,490
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 100 0.19 2.77 $17.11 $35,590
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 200 0.18 2.63 $15.86 $32,990
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 150 0.18 2.60 $16.07 $33,420



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $25.27 $52,570
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.47 $23.41 $48,690
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.04 0.53 $19.63 $40,830
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) $19.47 $40,500
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 1.30 $19.15 $39,830
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.02 0.36 $18.97 $39,450
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 180 0.10 1.52 $18.49 $38,460
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ (8) (8) (8) $18.30 $38,060
St. Cloud, MN 50 0.49 7.13 $18.22 $37,890
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) $17.60 $36,600

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 5.16 $17.08 $35,520
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 3.02 $14.39 $29,940
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 3.97 $15.77 $32,800

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 5.16 $17.08 $35,520
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 3.97 $15.77 $32,800
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 3.02 $14.39 $29,940

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 5.16 $17.08 $35,520
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 3.97 $15.77 $32,800
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 3.02 $14.39 $29,940
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $13.12 $27,290


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016