Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians

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Total Workforce

83.3k

Average Age

46.9

Average Salary

$64,872

Average Male Salary

$66,689

Average Female Salary

$49,316

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 $64,872 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians by wage are Writers & authors, Occupational therapists, and Compensation, benefits, & job analysis specialists.

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 Virginia Beach City (Central) PUMA, VA, Palmdale City PUMA, CA, and Isle of Wight, Southampton Counties, Suffolk & Franklin Cities PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are Palmdale City PUMA, CA, Virginia Beach City (Central) PUMA, VA, and Isle of Wight, Southampton Counties, Suffolk & Franklin Cities PUMA, VA.

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 Petroleum refining. Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are paid most in Isle of Wight, Southampton Counties, Suffolk & Franklin Cities PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Palmdale City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$64,872

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,829

In 2018, Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians earned an average of $64,872, $10,984 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Occupational therapists make somewhat more than Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians while Writers & authors 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

0.254

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.254, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians, by number of employees, are Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. , Architectural, engineering & related services, and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians, by average wage, are Petroleum refining, Pipeline transportation, and Support activities for mining.

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Industries by Share

83.3k

2018 Workforce

± 7,083

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  8.49%, followed by Architectural, engineering & related services with 6.62% and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution with 5.65%.

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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 47.4 and of female Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians is 42.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians is White.

Gender Composition

74.6k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 6,703

8.71k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,291

89.5% of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

79.1% of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.78% of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians, Black 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 Gender

47.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.22

42.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.77

The median age of Electrical and electronic engineering technologists and technicians is 46.9, and Male employees are generally 5.17 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.

Majors

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