Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

Assemble or modify electrical or electronic equipment, such as computers, test equipment telemetering systems, electric motors, and batteries.


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)
197,500 1.8 % $14.89 $30,970 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.21 $10.96 $13.85 $17.60 $22.18
Annual Wage (2) $19,150 $22,810 $28,810 $36,600 $46,120


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)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 46,150 11.94 $14.29 $29,720
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 30,390 7.51 $16.29 $33,870
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 21,040 14.82 $15.30 $31,830
Employment Services 17,440 0.56 $12.09 $25,150
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 11,610 9.08 $14.30 $29,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 21,040 14.82 $15.30 $31,830
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 2,370 12.79 $15.18 $31,570
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 46,150 11.94 $14.29 $29,720
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 10,350 9.27 $15.31 $31,850
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 11,610 9.08 $14.30 $29,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Investigation and Security Services 40 (7) $21.60 $44,930
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $20.58 $42,820
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 670 0.38 $19.80 $41,180
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 220 0.11 $18.95 $39,410
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,880 1.80 $18.39 $38,250


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 25,390 1.78 1.17 $15.13 $31,480
Texas 18,590 1.76 1.16 $14.19 $29,510
New York 12,480 1.46 0.96 $14.90 $31,000
Pennsylvania 10,010 1.79 1.18 $14.84 $30,880
Florida 9,770 1.34 0.89 $14.70 $30,580




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 2,650 4.33 2.86 $14.71 $30,610
South Dakota 1,610 4.03 2.66 $12.20 $25,380
Connecticut 4,440 2.74 1.81 $14.05 $29,220
Wisconsin 7,290 2.73 1.80 $15.32 $31,860
Massachusetts 6,690 2.09 1.38 $16.67 $34,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 2,160 1.80 1.19 $17.19 $35,760
Louisiana 170 0.09 0.06 $16.95 $35,260
Georgia 2,870 0.75 0.50 $16.71 $34,750
Massachusetts 6,690 2.09 1.38 $16.67 $34,680
Nevada 470 0.42 0.27 $16.51 $34,340





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 5,950 1.63 1.08 $16.26 $33,820
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 5,400 6.64 4.38 $13.21 $27,490
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,300 2.53 1.67 $16.36 $34,030
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,170 5.75 3.79 $17.21 $35,800
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,900 3.47 2.29 $12.13 $25,220
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,660 1.77 1.17 $13.50 $28,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,260 1.10 0.73 $14.60 $30,370
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,660 2.60 1.71 $16.57 $34,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,550 0.69 0.45 $14.09 $29,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,420 1.95 1.29 $16.76 $34,860




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)
Salisbury, MD 920 18.10 11.94 $10.26 $21,350
Binghamton, NY 1,290 12.27 8.10 $13.24 $27,540
Eau Claire, WI 880 11.21 7.39 $14.95 $31,090
Taunton-Norton-Raynham, MA NECTA Division 380 8.86 5.84 $12.60 $26,200
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 520 8.28 5.46 $15.08 $31,370
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 1,070 8.22 5.42 $14.79 $30,750
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 830 7.63 5.03 $10.63 $22,100
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 5,400 6.64 4.38 $13.21 $27,490
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 390 6.59 4.35 $16.60 $34,520
Decatur, AL 340 6.39 4.22 $9.10 $18,930