Engineering technicians, except drafters

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Total Workforce

396k

Average Age

43.2

Estimated Job Growth

4.42%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$56,539

Average Male Salary

$59,623

Average Female Salary

$43,122

About

Engineering technicians, except drafters are most often employed by the Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c.  industry. The average yearly wage for Engineering technicians, except drafters was $56,539 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Engineering technicians, except drafters by wage are Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Control & valve installers & repairers, and Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Engineering technicians, except drafters are George Washington Regional Commission (South) PUMA, VA, Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA, and Columbus City PUMA, IN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Engineering technicians, except drafters are Pennyrile Area Development District (South) PUMA, KY, Columbus City PUMA, IN, and Milpitas & San Jose (Northeast) Cities PUMA, CA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Engineering technicians, except drafters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. is the industry that employs the most Engineering technicians, except drafters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Engineering technicians, except drafters, by average wage, is Air transportation. Engineering technicians, except drafters are paid most in Lake Forest, Irvine (North) Cities & Silverado PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Pennyrile Area Development District (South) PUMA, KY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$56,539

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,485

In 2017, Engineering technicians, except drafters earned an average of $56,539, $4,474 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Control & valve installers & repairers make somewhat more than Engineering technicians, except drafters while Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Engineering technicians, except drafters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.32

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Engineering technicians, except drafters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.32, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Engineering technicians, except drafters (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 Engineering technicians, except drafters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Engineering technicians, except drafters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Engineering technicians, except drafters.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Engineering technicians, except drafters, by average wage, are Air transportation, Support activities for mining, and Rail transportation.

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Industries by Share

396k

2017 Workforce

± 15,438

4.38%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 5.33%

The number of people employed as Engineering technicians, except drafters has been growing at a rate of 4.38%, from 379,820 people in 2016 to 396,471 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Engineering technicians, except drafters employed by various industries. Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. employs the largest share of Engineering technicians, except drafters at  7.46%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 6.14% and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 5.14%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Engineering technicians, except drafters in the US. The average age of male Engineering technicians, except drafters in the workforce is 43.5 and of female Engineering technicians, except drafters is 42.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Engineering technicians, except drafters is White.

Gender Composition

322k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 13,924

74.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,682

81.3% of Engineering technicians, except drafters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Engineering technicians, except drafters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Engineering technicians, except drafters

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

74.8% of Engineering technicians, except drafters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 10.4% of Engineering technicians, except drafters, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Engineering technicians, except drafters.

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Age by Gender

43.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.59

42.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.33

The median age of Engineering technicians, except drafters is 43.2, and Male employees are generally 1.35 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Engineering technicians, except drafters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Engineering technicians, except drafters need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Engineering technicians, except drafters need more than the average amount of Installation, Science, and Equipment Selection.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Engineering technicians, except drafters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Engineering technicians, except drafters are expected to see a growth of 4.42% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

4.42%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Engineering technicians, except drafters. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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