Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
49,990 3.9 % $15.84 $32,950 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.26 $12.34 $15.12 $18.43 $22.47
Annual Wage (2) $21,350 $25,670 $31,460 $38,320 $46,740


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 10,240 2.53 $16.60 $34,530
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 4,530 3.59 $16.20 $33,690
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 3,720 0.96 $14.35 $29,850
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 3,540 2.49 $15.71 $32,670
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 2,840 1.15 $17.37 $36,130

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 4,530 3.59 $16.20 $33,690
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 10,240 2.53 $16.60 $34,530
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 3,540 2.49 $15.71 $32,670
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 2,390 1.87 $14.22 $29,580
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing 1,590 1.76 $16.22 $33,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing 60 0.07 $20.19 $41,990
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 730 0.15 $18.29 $38,030
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 40 0.02 $18.02 $37,490
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 330 0.32 $17.84 $37,100
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing 1,810 1.73 $17.83 $37,090


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 6,260 0.44 1.14 $15.34 $31,910
Texas 5,740 0.54 1.42 $15.42 $32,070
Pennsylvania 4,690 0.84 2.18 $16.08 $33,450
Massachusetts 2,910 0.91 2.37 $18.11 $37,680
Wisconsin 2,810 1.05 2.74 $16.49 $34,300




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 940 1.54 4.01 $16.01 $33,290
Wisconsin 2,810 1.05 2.74 $16.49 $34,300
Massachusetts 2,910 0.91 2.37 $18.11 $37,680
Minnesota 2,330 0.88 2.30 $15.67 $32,590
Colorado 1,920 0.86 2.24 $16.26 $33,830




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 280 0.10 0.26 $20.98 $43,640
Delaware 40 0.10 0.26 $19.34 $40,220
Utah 490 0.41 1.06 $18.37 $38,200
Massachusetts 2,910 0.91 2.37 $18.11 $37,680
Idaho 200 0.33 0.87 $18.08 $37,600





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,070 0.78 2.04 $16.64 $34,610
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,830 1.07 2.79 $17.99 $37,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,670 0.95 2.48 $16.46 $34,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,360 1.52 3.96 $16.53 $34,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.29 0.76 $13.86 $28,830
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,070 1.33 3.46 $16.27 $33,850
Pittsburgh, PA 980 0.87 2.27 $17.12 $35,610
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 900 0.64 1.66 $14.10 $29,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 840 0.40 1.05 $14.21 $29,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 800 0.22 0.57 $17.32 $36,030




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)
Boulder, CO 680 4.28 11.17 $16.36 $34,030
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 370 3.16 8.23 $19.91 $41,420
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 340 2.94 7.67 $14.13 $29,390
Kingston, NY 130 2.24 5.85 $13.50 $28,080
Manchester, NH 210 2.12 5.52 $14.73 $30,640
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 90 1.76 4.59 $16.93 $35,210
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 260 1.74 4.53 $17.54 $36,490
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,360 1.52 3.96 $16.53 $34,370
State College, PA 100 1.46 3.80 $13.94 $29,000
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 80 1.44 3.76 $17.62 $36,650




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)
Coeur d'Alene, ID 50 0.88 2.31 $22.53 $46,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 100 0.07 0.19 $22.08 $45,920
Rockford, IL (8) (8) (8) $21.52 $44,750
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 560 0.59 1.54 $20.56 $42,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 190 0.08 0.21 $20.52 $42,680
York-Hanover, PA (8) (8) (8) $20.29 $42,210
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 370 3.16 8.23 $19.91 $41,420
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA (8) (8) (8) $19.69 $40,960
Ann Arbor, MI 70 0.38 0.99 $19.52 $40,600
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.13 0.33 $19.34 $40,220

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 480 3.06 7.98 $16.27 $33,840
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 340 1.93 5.04 $12.67 $26,350
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.61 1.59 $17.27 $35,920
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 160 2.66 6.93 $16.03 $33,340
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 140 0.69 1.79 $14.27 $29,670

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)
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 480 3.06 7.98 $16.27 $33,840
Western New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 160 2.66 6.93 $16.03 $33,340
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 340 1.93 5.04 $12.67 $26,350
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 120 1.18 3.08 $15.85 $32,980
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.84 2.20 $13.74 $28,570

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)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.44 $19.87 $41,330
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 80 0.50 1.31 $19.60 $40,770
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.56 $40,680
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 170 0.61 1.59 $17.27 $35,920
Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $17.08 $35,520


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013