Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing: NAICS 335

About the Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing subsector

The electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing subsector is part of the manufacturing sector.

Industries in the Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing subsector manufacture products that generate, distribute and use electrical power. Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing establishments produce electric lamp bulbs, lighting fixtures, and parts. Household Appliance Manufacturing establishments make both small and major electrical appliances and parts. Electrical Equipment Manufacturing establishments make goods, such as electric motors, generators, transformers, and switchgear apparatus. Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing establishments make devices for storing electrical power (e.g., batteries), for transmitting electricity (e.g., insulated wire), and wiring devices (e.g., electrical outlets, fuse boxes, and light switches).

North American Industry Classification System

The electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing subsector consists of these industry groups:

  • Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing: NAICS 3351
  • Household Appliance Manufacturing: NAICS 3352
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing: NAICS 3353
  • Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing: NAICS 3359

Workforce Statistics

This section provides information relating to employment and unemployment in electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing. While most data are obtained from employer or establishment surveys, information on industry unemployment comes from a national survey of households. The following tables present an overview of the industry including the number of jobs, the unemployment rate of those previously employed in the industry, data for occupations common to the industry, and projections of occupational employment change.

Employment and Unemployment

Data series Back
data
Jun.
2014
Jul.
2014
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014

Employment (in thousands)

 

Employment, all employees (seasonally adjusted)

Jump to page with historical data
374.3 373.8 (P) 374.5 (P) 373.4

Employment, production and nonsupervisory employees (seasonally adjusted)

Jump to page with historical data
246.0 245.7 (P) 247.0 (P) 244.8

Unemployment

 

Unemployment rate

Jump to page with historical data
2.7% 2.9% 3.2% 3.0%

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics, Current Population Survey

Employment by Occupation

Data series Employment,
2013

Coil winders, tapers, and finishers

7,290

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

6,340

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

36,390

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

12,110

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

11,470

Team assemblers

46,450

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Projections

For projected (future) employment estimates, see the National Employment Matrix, which includes employment estimates by industry and occupation for electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing.

(Source: Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections)

Earnings and Hours

This section presents data on employee earnings and weekly hours. The latest industry averages of hourly earnings and weekly hours are shown. In addition, recent hourly and annual earnings are shown for occupations commonly found in electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing.

Earnings and Hours of All Employees

Data series Back
data
Jun.
2014
Jul.
2014
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014

Average hourly earnings

Jump to page with historical data
$25.09 $25.34 (P) $25.24 (P) $25.51

Average weekly hours

Jump to page with historical data
40.8 40.4 (P) 40.6 (P) 40.1

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings and Hours of Production and Nonsupervisory Employees

Data series Back
data
Jun.
2014
Jul.
2014
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014

Average hourly earnings

Jump to page with historical data
$18.31 $18.45 (P) $18.38 (P) $18.44

Average weekly hours

Jump to page with historical data
41.8 41.6 (P) 41.7 (P) 41.5

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Current Employment Statistics)

Earnings by Occupation

Data series Wages, 2013
Hourly Annual
Median Mean Median Mean

Coil winders, tapers, and finishers

$16.09 $16.05 $33,460 $33,380

Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic

$16.41 $16.52 $34,130 $34,370

Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

$14.32 $15.01 $29,780 $31,210

First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers

$26.29 $27.35 $54,690 $56,890

Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers

$17.91 $18.54 $37,250 $38,560

Team assemblers

$15.10 $15.42 $31,410 $32,080

(Source: Occupational Employment Statistics)

Work-related Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses

This section presents data for the industry on the number of workplace fatalities and the rates of workplace injuries and illnesses per 100 full-time workers in electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing. An injury or illness is considered to be work-related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition.

Data series 2010 2011 2012 2013

Fatalities

 

Number of fatalities

8 4 10 (P) 5

Rate of injury and illness cases per 100 full-time workers

 

Total recordable cases

3.3      

Cases involving days away from work, job restriction, or transfer

1.8      

Cases involving days away from work

0.7      

Cases involving days of job transfer or restriction

1.0      

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Blank cells indicate no data reported or data that do not meet publication criteria.

(Source: Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities)

Prices

This section provides industry-specific pricing information. The producer price index measures the percentage change in prices that domestic producers receive for goods and services. The prices included in the producer price index are from the first commercial transaction. The import price index reflects the percentage change in prices paid to foreign producers for their goods and services within the U.S., while the export price index measures the percentage change in prices received by U.S. producers for goods and services sold outside the U.S.

Data series Back
data
Jun.
2014
Jul.
2014
Aug.
2014
Sep.
2014

Producer price index

Jump to page with historical data
(P) 139.0 (P) 139.0 (P) 139.0 (P) 138.9

Percent change from previous month

  (P) 0.2% (P) 0.0% (P) 0.0% (P) -0.1%

Import index

Jump to page with historical data
(R) 118.8 (R) 119.1 (R) 119.5 119.5

Percent change from previous month

  (R) 0.0% (R) 0.3% (R) 0.3% (R) 0.0%

Export index

Jump to page with historical data
(R) 114.8 (R) 114.9 (R) 115.1 114.9

Percent change from previous month

  (R) 0.1% (R) 0.1% (R) 0.2% (R) -0.2%

Footnotes
(R) Revised
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Producer Price Indexes, International Price Program)

Workplace Trends

This section presents data on the number of establishments in electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing. Also included in this section is information on productivity, presented as the rate of change in output per hour of workers in the industry.

Establishments

Data series Back
data
2nd quarter
2013
3rd quarter
2013
4th quarter
2013
1st quarter
2014

Number of establishments

 

Private industry

Jump to page with historical data
7,378 7,426 7,460 (P) 7,597

Local government

Jump to page with historical data
2 2 2 (P) 2

State government

Jump to page with historical data
       

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

(Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages)

Productivity

Data series Back
data
2010 2011 2012 2013

Labor productivity index, output per hour

Jump to page with historical data
113.964 120.081 117.664  

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
4.7 5.4 -2.0  

Labor index, total labor hours

Jump to page with historical data
73.472 73.788 76.762 78.590

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
-0.1 0.4 4.0 2.4

Output index

Jump to page with historical data
83.732 88.605 90.321  

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
4.6 5.8 1.9  

Unit labor costs index

Jump to page with historical data
111.086 108.213 110.839  

Percent change from previous year

Jump to page with historical data
-3.7 -2.6 2.4  

(Source: Productivity and Costs)

Other BLS Resources

Career Guide to Industries

To learn about careers from an industry perspective, see the Career Guide to Industries.

 

Data extracted on: October 31, 2014