Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
218,530 2.9 % $16.20 $33,700 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.08 $12.10 $15.06 $19.01 $23.85
Annual Wage (2) $20,970 $25,170 $31,310 $39,550 $49,600


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 45,290 12.25 $15.38 $32,000
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 35,410 9.05 $16.89 $35,130
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 23,280 16.55 $16.64 $34,610
Employment Services 18,950 0.52 $14.08 $29,290
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 18,630 14.21 $17.03 $35,420

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 23,280 16.55 $16.64 $34,610
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 2,810 14.88 $15.02 $31,250
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 18,630 14.21 $17.03 $35,420
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 45,290 12.25 $15.38 $32,000
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 8,490 9.74 $15.90 $33,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Facilities Support Services 50 0.04 $25.66 $53,370
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,190 0.85 $21.26 $44,220
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing (8) (8) $20.15 $41,900
Scientific Research and Development Services 770 0.11 $19.74 $41,050
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing 3,060 1.16 $19.40 $40,350


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 33,500 2.10 1.35 $16.64 $34,620
Texas 16,190 1.38 0.89 $15.18 $31,580
Pennsylvania 14,580 2.54 1.63 $17.23 $35,840
New York 10,530 1.16 0.74 $16.03 $33,340
Michigan 10,020 2.38 1.53 $14.37 $29,900




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)
Wisconsin 9,980 3.56 2.28 $15.82 $32,900
South Dakota 1,420 3.40 2.18 $13.06 $27,150
New Hampshire 2,190 3.39 2.18 $16.37 $34,060
Minnesota 8,100 2.88 1.85 $16.22 $33,740
Pennsylvania 14,580 2.54 1.63 $17.23 $35,840




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 100 0.35 0.22 $19.80 $41,170
Massachusetts 5,560 1.61 1.03 $18.85 $39,200
Vermont 130 0.43 0.28 $18.80 $39,110
Rhode Island 560 1.17 0.75 $18.80 $39,110
Iowa 3,320 2.17 1.39 $18.37 $38,210





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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 8,740 8.36 5.37 $17.95 $37,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,330 3.84 2.46 $16.34 $33,980
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 5,770 3.69 2.37 $14.48 $30,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,440 1.29 0.83 $15.59 $32,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,780 1.63 1.05 $14.38 $29,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 4,040 2.09 1.34 $18.53 $38,530
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,030 0.61 0.39 $16.27 $33,840
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 3,500 4.17 2.68 $17.84 $37,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,230 2.04 1.31 $18.91 $39,340
Pittsburgh, PA 2,950 2.60 1.67 $16.28 $33,860




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)
Binghamton, NY 1,060 10.38 6.67 $14.08 $29,290
Eau Claire, WI 720 8.79 5.65 $14.14 $29,400
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 610 8.75 5.62 $16.59 $34,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 8,740 8.36 5.37 $17.95 $37,330
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 690 7.51 4.82 $15.49 $32,210
Rocky Mount, NC 380 7.07 4.54 $12.39 $25,780
Boulder, CO 1,110 6.28 4.04 $18.46 $38,400
State College, PA 400 5.78 3.72 $15.20 $31,620
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 1,140 5.70 3.66 $14.17 $29,480
Springfield, OH 250 5.29 3.40 $17.95 $37,340