Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
45,540 5.2 % $17.02 $35,410 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.73 $12.82 $16.03 $20.10 $24.56
Annual Wage (2) $22,320 $26,670 $33,350 $41,810 $51,080


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 6,170 1.58 $18.27 $38,010
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 4,150 1.12 $16.45 $34,230
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing 3,270 1.07 $17.39 $36,180
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 3,140 2.45 $16.49 $34,290
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 3,020 2.15 $16.45 $34,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Household Appliance Manufacturing 2,250 3.62 $15.19 $31,590
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 830 2.98 $17.20 $35,770
Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing 3,140 2.45 $16.49 $34,290
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 3,020 2.15 $16.45 $34,210
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 6,170 1.58 $18.27 $38,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 380 0.39 $23.04 $47,930
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 200 0.03 $20.91 $43,500
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 460 0.17 $20.86 $43,390
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 980 0.07 $20.41 $42,450
Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing 580 0.32 $19.53 $40,630


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)
Texas 8,300 0.71 2.18 $15.81 $32,880
California 5,860 0.37 1.13 $16.25 $33,790
Minnesota 2,600 0.92 2.85 $16.47 $34,260
Wisconsin 2,250 0.80 2.47 $20.65 $42,960
Colorado 2,210 0.88 2.71 $17.23 $35,840




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 1,220 1.89 5.84 $17.14 $35,650
Minnesota 2,600 0.92 2.85 $16.47 $34,260
Colorado 2,210 0.88 2.71 $17.23 $35,840
Wisconsin 2,250 0.80 2.47 $20.65 $42,960
Texas 8,300 0.71 2.18 $15.81 $32,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 50 0.12 0.38 $22.36 $46,510
Wisconsin 2,250 0.80 2.47 $20.65 $42,960
Massachusetts 1,820 0.53 1.62 $20.31 $42,250
New Mexico 80 0.09 0.29 $20.14 $41,890
Nebraska 40 0.04 0.12 $19.98 $41,560





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 2,260 1.19 3.66 $16.59 $34,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,990 0.68 2.09 $16.91 $35,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,570 0.37 1.15 $15.22 $31,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,360 1.30 4.02 $19.73 $41,040
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 930 0.14 0.44 $19.06 $39,630
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.53 1.63 $14.57 $30,310
Austin-Round Rock, TX 820 0.84 2.60 $20.23 $42,070
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 770 0.43 1.32 $20.81 $43,290
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 710 0.84 2.60 $22.34 $46,460
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 620 0.54 1.65 $16.96 $35,290




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)
Danbury, CT 320 3.96 12.20 $21.30 $44,300
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 120 2.37 7.31 $16.87 $35,100
Boulder, CO 410 2.33 7.19 $17.19 $35,760
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division 210 2.18 6.72 $20.46 $42,570
State College, PA 150 2.15 6.62 $18.32 $38,110
York-Hanover, PA 350 1.97 6.07 $15.66 $32,570
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 220 1.72 5.29 $18.77 $39,040
Longview, TX 150 1.57 4.83 $18.31 $38,080
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 260 1.52 4.68 $19.41 $40,370
Racine, WI 100 1.41 4.34 (8) (8)




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)
Green Bay, WI 90 0.51 1.56 $23.26 $48,390
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 150 0.99 3.05 $23.04 $47,920
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 160 0.13 0.39 $22.75 $47,330
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 710 0.84 2.60 $22.34 $46,460
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 120 0.13 0.39 $22.19 $46,160
Kingston, NY (8) (8) (8) $21.72 $45,180
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 210 0.28 0.86 $21.48 $44,670
Danbury, CT 320 3.96 12.20 $21.30 $44,300
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 770 0.43 1.32 $20.81 $43,290
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 390 0.70 2.17 $20.64 $42,930

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 460 2.95 9.09 $12.03 $25,020
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 380 5.95 18.36 $15.85 $32,970
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 370 2.39 7.37 $16.17 $33,640
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 280 1.10 3.39 $19.29 $40,120
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 260 1.31 4.03 $15.68 $32,610

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 380 5.95 18.36 $15.85 $32,970
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 460 2.95 9.09 $12.03 $25,020
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 370 2.39 7.37 $16.17 $33,640
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 210 2.12 6.55 $17.94 $37,310
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 230 1.76 5.44 $15.75 $32,770

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)
Western Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.91 $21.18 $44,060
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 70 1.74 5.35 $20.60 $42,850
West Texas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 1.09 $20.39 $42,410
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $20.15 $41,910
Southwest Virginia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.83 $41,250


About May 2016 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 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017