Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
106k
Average Age
44.9
Estimated Job Growth
1.59%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$64,137
Average Male Salary
$65,214
Average Female Salary
$54,614

About

Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are most often employed by the Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c.  industry. The average yearly wage for Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians was $64,137 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians by wage are Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products, Radiologic technologists and technicians, and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers.

Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are part of the Architecture & engineering occupations, along with Architects, except landscape and naval, Landscape architects, Surveyors, cartographers, & photogrammetrists, Aerospace engineers, Chemical engineers, and 16 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are Santa Rosa County PUMA, FL, Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX, and Virginia Beach City (Central) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are Santa Rosa County PUMA, FL, Midland CountyMidland City PUMA, TX, and Ascension Parish PUMA, LA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. is the industry that employs the most Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians, by average wage, is Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing. Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are paid most in North of FM-1960, West of I-45 & East of TX-249 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Santa Rosa County PUMA, FL.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$64,137
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,716

In 2020, Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians earned an average of $64,137, $8,183 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Radiologic technologists and technicians make somewhat more than Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians while Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, & farm products make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.292
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.292, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians, by average wage, are Fruit & vegetable preserving & specialty food manufacturing, Pipeline transportation, and Bus service & urban transit.

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Industries by Share

106k
2020 Workforce
± 7,974
0.0882%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.7%

The number of people employed as Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians has been growing at a rate of 0.0882%, from 105,458 people in 2019 to 105,551 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians employed by various industries. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. employs the largest share of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians at  8.96%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 6.28% and Construction with 4.36%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians in the US. The average age of male Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians in the workforce is 45.1 and of female Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians is 43.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

94.8k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 7,558
10.7k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 2,542

89.8% of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

67.9% of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.25% of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians.

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Age by Sex

45.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.11
43.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 3.23

The median age of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians is 44.9, and Male employees are generally 1.97 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians is Engineering but a relatively high number of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians hold a major in Engineering Technologies.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians are expected to see a growth of 1.59% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

1.59%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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