Etchers and Engravers


Engrave or etch metal, wood, rubber, or other materials for identification or decorative purposes. Include such workers as etcher-circuit processors, pantograph engravers, and silk screen etchers. Include photoengravers with 'Prepress Technicians and Workers' (51-5022).


2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 190 11.33 8.95 12.52 23,570 18,630 26,040
Springfield MSA 20 13.05 10.40 14.37 27,130 21,620 29,890
St Louis MSA 70 10.98 9.13 11.91 22,850 18,980 24,780
Kansas City* 30 13.70 9.31 15.90 28,498 19,361 33,067
Ozark Region* 30 12.53 10.16 13.72 26,070 21,134 28,537
Southwest Region* 20 10.85 8.44 12.05 22,564 17,561 25,066

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 260 290 30 11.54 10 Caution
Kansas City MSA 100 100 .00 4 Caution
St Louis MSA 90 90 .00 3 Caution
Central Region* 60 70 10 16.67 2 Caution
Ozark Region* 20 20 .00 1 Caution
Southeast Region* 10 10 .00 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires Long-term on-the-job training (> 12 months)
or training in one of the following
Graphic Communications, Other (NEW)