Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
263,040 1.6 % $16.78 $34,900 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.60 $12.64 $15.64 $19.61 $24.47
Annual Wage (2) $22,060 $26,300 $32,530 $40,780 $50,900


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 47,040 13.05 $15.73 $32,730
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 43,320 10.83 $17.47 $36,330
Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 25,540 18.63 $16.85 $35,040
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 21,700 16.21 $16.91 $35,180
Employment Services 18,330 0.51 $14.76 $30,710

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 25,540 18.63 $16.85 $35,040
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 3,040 16.78 $15.65 $32,540
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing 21,700 16.21 $16.91 $35,180
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 47,040 13.05 $15.73 $32,730
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 5,430 11.16 $15.68 $32,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Facilities Support Services 40 0.03 $24.74 $51,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 230 0.01 $23.93 $49,770
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 310 0.11 $23.75 $49,390
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing 830 0.90 $22.06 $45,890
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 1,870 0.09 $20.62 $42,880


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 36,060 2.16 1.17 $17.22 $35,820
Texas 21,520 1.81 0.98 $16.51 $34,350
Pennsylvania 14,950 2.58 1.40 $17.63 $36,670
Michigan 12,040 2.81 1.53 $15.64 $32,530
New York 11,890 1.29 0.70 $16.45 $34,210




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 3,590 5.52 2.99 $17.68 $36,770
Wisconsin 11,830 4.19 2.27 $17.38 $36,160
Minnesota 11,260 3.97 2.15 $16.82 $34,980
South Dakota 1,460 3.49 1.89 $12.86 $26,760
Michigan 12,040 2.81 1.53 $15.64 $32,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii (8) (8) (8) $23.21 $48,280
Washington 4,670 1.47 0.79 $19.63 $40,830
Vermont 270 0.88 0.48 $19.62 $40,820
Massachusetts 8,180 2.32 1.26 $19.38 $40,310
Wyoming 60 0.23 0.13 $19.03 $39,580



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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 9,880 5.11 2.77 $16.83 $35,010
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,640 7.01 3.80 $19.31 $40,150
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 7,520 3.02 1.63 $16.70 $34,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,880 1.55 0.84 $16.56 $34,440
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 6,130 3.80 2.06 $15.26 $31,750
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,560 1.90 1.03 $16.98 $35,310
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,870 0.73 0.39 $16.53 $34,380
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 4,430 8.03 4.35 $15.07 $31,350
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 4,360 5.18 2.81 $19.52 $40,590
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 4,070 2.21 1.20 $20.12 $41,840


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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)
Battle Creek, MI 830 14.86 8.05 $15.41 $32,060
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 860 12.35 6.69 $16.20 $33,700
Williamsport, PA 470 9.32 5.05 $12.34 $25,670
Binghamton, NY 910 9.10 4.93 $13.92 $28,960
Nashua, NH-MA NECTA Division 1,180 8.89 4.82 $18.72 $38,930
Ocala, FL 840 8.36 4.53 $13.77 $28,650
Logan, UT-ID 460 8.35 4.52 $13.59 $28,270
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 4,430 8.03 4.35 $15.07 $31,350
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 1,110 7.13 3.86 $18.34 $38,150
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 7,640 7.01 3.80 $19.31 $40,150


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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)
Burlington, NC 90 1.49 0.81 $25.85 $53,760
Racine, WI 220 2.96 1.60 $25.17 $52,350
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 200 0.58 0.31 $23.87 $49,650
Sheboygan, WI 180 3.03 1.64 $23.78 $49,460
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.38 0.20 $23.08 $48,010
Cedar Rapids, IA 500 3.58 1.94 $21.71 $45,150
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA (8) (8) (8) $21.43 $44,580
Springfield, OH 130 2.65 1.44 $21.21 $44,120
Danbury, CT 540 6.83 3.70 $21.14 $43,980
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 60 0.41 0.22 $20.82 $43,310

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)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 2,020 17.01 9.22 $17.89 $37,220
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 1,220 7.71 4.18 $13.85 $28,820
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 1,190 5.73 3.10 $14.71 $30,600
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 1,120 5.21 2.82 $12.35 $25,690
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 980 7.42 4.02 $12.76 $26,530

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)
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 2,020 17.01 9.22 $17.89 $37,220
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 780 12.13 6.57 $16.43 $34,180
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 780 7.79 4.22 $20.55 $42,740
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 1,220 7.71 4.18 $13.85 $28,820
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 810 7.69 4.17 (8) (8)

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)
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 780 7.79 4.22 $20.55 $42,740
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 140 0.94 0.51 $19.89 $41,360
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 420 5.31 2.88 $19.87 $41,340
North Northeastern Ohio non-metropolitan area (non-contiguous) (8) (8) (8) $19.61 $40,800
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 110 2.82 1.53 $19.42 $40,400


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018