Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

51-2028 Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Assemble or modify electrical, electronic, or electromechanical equipment or devices such as computers, electric motors, batteries, servomechanisms, gyros, dynamometers, magnetic drums, brakes, control linkage, and actuators.


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)
275,450 1.6 % $17.25 $35,880 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.00 $13.03 $16.18 $20.16 $24.97
Annual Wage (2) $22,880 $27,100 $33,660 $41,930 $51,930


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 49,680 13.56 $16.18 $33,650
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 45,150 11.15 $18.26 $37,980
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 25,650 18.24 $17.29 $35,970
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 23,760 16.74 $16.47 $34,260
Machinery Manufacturing (3331, 3332, 3334, and 3339 only) 18,090 2.49 $17.74 $36,900

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 25,650 18.24 $17.29 $35,970
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 23,760 16.74 $16.47 $34,260
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 2,930 15.71 $16.29 $33,880
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 6,450 13.62 $16.41 $34,130
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 49,680 13.56 $16.18 $33,650

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1,700 0.25 $23.41 $48,690
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 560 0.19 $22.68 $47,180
Specialized Design Services 40 0.03 $22.65 $47,110
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 2,550 0.12 $22.40 $46,590
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing 230 0.10 $22.30 $46,380


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 39,280 2.31 1.21 $18.24 $37,940
Texas 22,440 1.85 0.97 $17.34 $36,060
Michigan 14,250 3.30 1.73 $15.91 $33,090
New York 12,690 1.35 0.71 $16.95 $35,250
Ohio 12,490 2.31 1.21 $17.79 $37,000




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 3,390 5.19 2.73 $18.10 $37,640
Wisconsin 12,370 4.34 2.28 $17.03 $35,420
South Dakota 1,550 3.66 1.92 $13.29 $27,650
Michigan 14,250 3.30 1.73 $15.91 $33,090
Minnesota 8,920 3.11 1.63 $17.64 $36,690




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 3,340 1.24 0.65 $22.72 $47,260
Louisiana 110 0.06 0.03 $20.80 $43,260
Washington 4,510 1.38 0.73 $20.44 $42,520
Massachusetts 9,790 2.74 1.44 $19.78 $41,150
Wyoming 70 0.27 0.14 $19.46 $40,470





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 13,440 2.20 1.15 $16.46 $34,230
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,940 3.07 1.61 $17.91 $37,240
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 9,540 3.46 1.82 $19.88 $41,360
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 9,250 8.26 4.34 $21.24 $44,190
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,990 0.95 0.50 $17.86 $37,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,480 3.83 2.01 $17.80 $37,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 5,330 1.15 0.60 $16.17 $33,640
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5,120 6.03 3.17 $18.04 $37,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 4,970 2.05 1.08 $18.12 $37,680
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,870 1.63 0.86 $18.04 $37,520




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)
Reno, NV 3,380 14.51 7.63 $15.93 $33,120
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 750 10.66 5.60 $17.03 $35,430
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 1,390 10.04 5.28 $14.40 $29,960
Boulder, CO 1,620 8.88 4.67 $17.66 $36,740
Sherman-Denison, TX 400 8.86 4.66 $16.90 $35,160
Logan, UT-ID 490 8.72 4.58 $13.89 $28,890
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 4,860 8.55 4.49 $15.12 $31,450
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 9,250 8.26 4.34 $21.24 $44,190
Williamsport, PA 390 7.47 3.92 $12.79 $26,600
Binghamton, NY 700 6.96 3.66 $14.38 $29,910