Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

51-2023 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers

Assemble or modify electromechanical equipment or devices, such as servomechanisms, gyros, dynamometers, magnetic drums, tape drives, brakes, control linkage, actuators, and appliances.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
48,980 3.6 % $15.57 $32,380 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.91 $12.08 $15.21 $18.26 $22.06
Annual Wage (2) $20,610 $25,120 $31,640 $37,970 $45,890


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,790 2.67 $15.85 $32,960
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 4,830 3.60 $15.56 $32,360
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 4,010 3.18 $14.22 $29,580
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 3,720 1.01 $13.34 $27,750
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 3,280 1.08 $16.50 $34,330

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 960 5.16 $16.73 $34,790
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 4,830 3.60 $15.56 $32,360
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 4,010 3.18 $14.22 $29,580
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,790 2.67 $15.85 $32,960
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 2,040 2.20 $15.62 $32,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household Appliance Manufacturing 580 1.00 $18.63 $38,750
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 1,600 0.33 $18.32 $38,110
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,580 1.62 $17.85 $37,120
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 300 0.34 $17.43 $36,260
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,060 1.37 $17.03 $35,420


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 6,310 0.45 1.17 $15.10 $31,410
Texas 5,570 0.55 1.43 $14.52 $30,190
Massachusetts 3,380 1.09 2.82 $17.43 $36,260
Minnesota 3,350 1.31 3.39 $16.19 $33,670
Wisconsin 3,100 1.19 3.08 $16.85 $35,040




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Hampshire 1,160 1.92 4.99 $15.39 $32,010
Connecticut 2,150 1.35 3.49 $16.27 $33,850
Minnesota 3,350 1.31 3.39 $16.19 $33,670
Wisconsin 3,100 1.19 3.08 $16.85 $35,040
Massachusetts 3,380 1.09 2.82 $17.43 $36,260




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 320 0.12 0.31 $17.96 $37,360
Vermont 60 0.21 0.56 $17.93 $37,300
South Carolina 210 0.12 0.31 $17.61 $36,630
New Mexico (8) (8) (8) $17.48 $36,350
Massachusetts 3,380 1.09 2.82 $17.43 $36,260

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,040 1.81 4.70 $16.50 $34,310
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,450 1.48 3.84 $17.52 $36,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,500 0.39 1.02 $13.81 $28,730
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,480 0.59 1.53 $15.21 $31,630
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.69 1.79 $13.38 $27,840
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 1,260 0.92 2.38 $14.02 $29,150
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,140 0.32 0.83 $16.59 $34,520
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,060 1.24 3.22 $16.48 $34,280
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 950 1.91 4.95 $15.44 $32,110
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 900 1.15 2.97 $16.34 $33,990




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Racine, WI 400 5.59 14.50 $20.73 $43,110
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 460 3.58 9.30 $15.48 $32,200
Danbury, CT 210 3.29 8.54 $15.91 $33,090
New Haven, CT 570 2.17 5.63 $15.23 $31,690
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 950 1.91 4.95 $15.44 $32,110
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 90 1.83 4.75 $14.68 $30,520
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,040 1.81 4.70 $16.50 $34,310
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 660 1.63 4.23 $15.35 $31,940
Longview, TX 140 1.52 3.93 $14.78 $30,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,450 1.48 3.84 $17.52 $36,450




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 60 0.36 0.94 $21.18 $44,050
Racine, WI 400 5.59 14.50 $20.73 $43,110
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 180 0.13 0.34 $20.55 $42,730
Ann Arbor, MI 40 0.19 0.49 $20.21 $42,030
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 110 0.18 0.47 $19.33 $40,200
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 600 1.10 2.84 $19.15 $39,840
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 110 1.11 2.89 $19.03 $39,590
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 160 1.44 3.73 $18.51 $38,500
Worcester, MA-CT 210 0.88 2.28 $18.37 $38,200
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 300 0.92 2.40 $18.32 $38,110

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.27 3.29 $12.22 $25,430
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 1.47 $14.90 $31,000
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 150 1.53 3.96 $13.57 $28,230
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.92 2.38 $16.46 $34,240
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 120 0.48 1.25 $13.45 $27,970

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 1.85 4.81 $15.67 $32,590
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 150 1.53 3.96 $13.57 $28,230
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 210 1.27 3.29 $12.22 $25,430
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 140 0.92 2.38 $16.46 $34,240
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 150 0.57 1.47 $14.90 $31,000

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.77 $43,190
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.73 $38,960
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.80 $37,030
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.21 $35,800
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 0.51 $16.78 $34,900


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011